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Night shift work experiences among Iranian nurses: a qualitative study.
Int Nurs Rev. 2009 Dec; 56(4):498-503.IN

Abstract

AIM

To describe the perceptions held by Iranian registered nurses (IRNs) concerning their night shift work experiences.

BACKGROUND

Due to the nature of nursing work and the need for 24-h coverage every day, the majority of nurses work night shifts in their professional practice. Evidence from several studies indicates that night working is a challenge for most nurses. This situation can cause many forms of physical and emotional stress.

METHODS

A qualitative design was used with purposeful sampling. Eighteen IRNs from four different general educational hospitals in Iran took part in the study. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and analysed according to qualitative content analysis.

FINDINGS

Three main themes were identified from the data: (a) socio-cultural impacts of night work, (b) health-related impacts of night work, and (c) night work as an opportunity for gaining more clinical experiences and learning more.

CONCLUSION

The impact of shift work on nurses' daily professional behaviour and adverse health outcomes related to shift work should be well understood and considered when organizing healthcare systems. We need to identify ways to support nurses who work nights and also give attention to the caregiver's needs.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tohid Sq., Tehran, Iran. nikbakht@sina.tums.ac.irNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19930080

Citation

Nasrabadi, A N., et al. "Night Shift Work Experiences Among Iranian Nurses: a Qualitative Study." International Nursing Review, vol. 56, no. 4, 2009, pp. 498-503.
Nasrabadi AN, Seif H, Latifi M, et al. Night shift work experiences among Iranian nurses: a qualitative study. Int Nurs Rev. 2009;56(4):498-503.
Nasrabadi, A. N., Seif, H., Latifi, M., Rasoolzadeh, N., & Emami, A. (2009). Night shift work experiences among Iranian nurses: a qualitative study. International Nursing Review, 56(4), 498-503. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2009.00747.x
Nasrabadi AN, et al. Night Shift Work Experiences Among Iranian Nurses: a Qualitative Study. Int Nurs Rev. 2009;56(4):498-503. PubMed PMID: 19930080.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Night shift work experiences among Iranian nurses: a qualitative study. AU - Nasrabadi,A N, AU - Seif,H, AU - Latifi,M, AU - Rasoolzadeh,N, AU - Emami,A, PY - 2009/11/26/entrez PY - 2009/11/26/pubmed PY - 2010/2/5/medline SP - 498 EP - 503 JF - International nursing review JO - Int Nurs Rev VL - 56 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: To describe the perceptions held by Iranian registered nurses (IRNs) concerning their night shift work experiences. BACKGROUND: Due to the nature of nursing work and the need for 24-h coverage every day, the majority of nurses work night shifts in their professional practice. Evidence from several studies indicates that night working is a challenge for most nurses. This situation can cause many forms of physical and emotional stress. METHODS: A qualitative design was used with purposeful sampling. Eighteen IRNs from four different general educational hospitals in Iran took part in the study. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and analysed according to qualitative content analysis. FINDINGS: Three main themes were identified from the data: (a) socio-cultural impacts of night work, (b) health-related impacts of night work, and (c) night work as an opportunity for gaining more clinical experiences and learning more. CONCLUSION: The impact of shift work on nurses' daily professional behaviour and adverse health outcomes related to shift work should be well understood and considered when organizing healthcare systems. We need to identify ways to support nurses who work nights and also give attention to the caregiver's needs. SN - 1466-7657 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19930080/Night_shift_work_experiences_among_Iranian_nurses:_a_qualitative_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2009.00747.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -