Search Tag: night work

ICU Management

Reducing Residents' Duty Hours Impacts Patient Care

2015 11 Feb

A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows that shorter duty hours for medical residents, although slightly better for residents themselves, may result in worse patient care. The finding is based on a randomised trial assessing resident duty hour schedules in the intensive care unit (ICU)."Our findings that overnight duty... Read more

Executive Health Management

Work Time Control Enhances Physicians' Sleep and Wellbeing

2015 05 Jan

Physicians' work schedules are an important determinant of their own wellbeing and that of their patients. A new  study published in Applied Ergonomics aimed to determine whether allowing physicians control over their work hours ameliorates the effects of demanding work schedules. Based on the results, optimising the balance between schedule flexibility... Read more

Executive Health Management

Shift Work Impairs Cognition Over Time

2014 13 Nov

An irregular work schedule can negatively influence health and socialisation due to a disruption of normal circadian rhythms. New research explored the impact of long-term shift work on cognition, and found that workers who were exposed to frequently changing schedules or odd work hours for more than ten years showed signs of cognitive impairment equal... Read more

Executive Health Management

Study: Night Work 'Chrono-Chaos' for Body

2014 21 Jan

Doing the night shift throws the body "into chaos" and could cause long-term damage, warn researchers. Shift work has been linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and cancer as people get too little sleep at the wrong time.The human body has its own natural rhythm, also called body clock, which is tuned to sleep at night and be active... Read more


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