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Research seminar: Impact of 12-hour shift patterns in nursing

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Room G2.2, 2nd floor, Grosvenor Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Ruth Harris

Research seminar: Impact of 12-hour shift patterns in nursing

The use of 12-hour shifts in the organisation of the nursing workforce has increased considerably over the last 20 years. The impetus for this development has been to address several issues: continuity of care, staff shortages and staffing costs.

While there is some support for 12-hour shifts, often by nurses themselves in relation to work-life balance, there have also been some concerns about reduced patient safety, staff fatigue and increased staff turnover.

This seminar will examine the extent, range and nature of evidence available internationally on the impact of 12-hour shift patterns within nursing as well as other occupational fields. This evidence will inform future research and workforce development.

This is a lunchtime seminar, so feel free to bring your lunch along with you.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Jessica Simons
Email: j.simons@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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