Rochelle Ferguson


  1. Twelve-hour shifts have too many risks Introduction

    New Zealand is one of numerous countries that have introduced twelve-hour hospital shifts for registered nurses in addition to the historical eight-hour shifts. There is much discussion in the literature about the effects twelve-hour shifts have on the registered nurses’ health and wellbeing as well as patient safety.

    The purpose of this literature review is to identify whether twelve-hour shifts have greater risks than benefits to patient safety and satisfaction of nursing care.…