Monday, November 12, 2012

Longer Shifts for Nurses Lead to Burnout & Patient Dissatisfaction

A new study published in Health Affairs has found that longer shifts for nurses not only cause job dissatisfaction, but also make patients more likely to be unhappy with the care they have received from nurses.

A team from the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated that nurses working 10 hour shifts (or longer) were up to 2.5 times more likely than nurses with shorter shifts to experience job dissatisfaction and burnout.

Click here to read about the study on
Click here to access the abstract on the Health Affairs website.

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