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Night Work And Its Implications In The Quality Of Life Of Nurses

Objective: to know the consequences that night work can bring to the quality of life of nurses, identifying the strategies adopted by nurses to stay healthy.

Method: descriptive, mixed-approach (quanti-qualitative) research, carried out with nine Nursing professionals. Data were collected in June 2016.

Results: The male gender (77.7%) prevailed, the working time in the sector was between 1 and 5 years (55.5%), with the majority still working overtime (66.6%). Most participants report being dissatisfied with the quality of their sleep, although 88.8% of professionals say they are satisfied with their quality of life. From the testimonies, we obtained the meanings that were grouped in the categories: “It is something related to my health”, “It interferes with my work, family and leisure …”, Night work and basic necessities.

Conclusion: It was found that night work has negative social impacts that affect workers’ personal and social lives. These negative aspects are compounded by poor working conditions, double working hours, overtime, among other factors.

from International Archives of Medicine
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