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Is it time to pull the plug on 12-hour shifts?: Part 2. Barriers to change and executive leadership strategies.

Authors
Montgomery-KL; Geiger-Brown-J
Source
J Nurs Adm 2010 Apr; 40(4):147-149
NIOSHTIC No.
20041879
Abstract
This article is part 2 of the series "Pulling the Plug on 12-Hour Shifts." In part 1 (March 2010), the authors provided an update on recent evidence that challenges the current scheduling paradigm that supports the lack of safety of long work hours. Part 2 describes the barriers to change and challenges for the nurse executive in moving away from the practice of 12-hour shifts. This is an executive-level analysis of barriers and recommends strategies for change. Translation of evidence into administrative practice requires examination of external environmental factors, internal system consequences, organizational culture, and measures of executive performance.
Keywords
Humans; Men; Women; Shift-work; Shift-workers; Workers; Work-environment; Nursing; Nurses; Medical-personnel; Health-care-personnel
CODEN
JNUAAK
Publication Date
20100401
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R21-OH-008392; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008460
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0002-0443
Source Name
Journal of Nursing Administration
State
MD
Performing Organization
University of Maryland - Baltimore
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