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Nursing. Resistance to Change [Authors’ Name] [Course Title] [Professor’s Name] [Date] Nursing is a very special profession that demands high responsibility. There is no profession that needs so much attention and professional skills. Every day nurses save the lives of millions.
). They usually have three shifts a week and many nurses are pleased with such schedule, because they have much time to have a rest and devote to their families. Nurses have four free days after three working days and are able to get acquainted with all their patients and learn about their problems. However, last time this schedule was widely discussed as there are a lot of doubts appeared around it (Reid, and Dawson, 2000). The question is if a person is biologically capable of working uninterruptedly during 12 hours and if this work can bring positive results (Are 12-hour shifts safe?). The trouble is that 12 consecutive hours of work make a person physically and emotionally exhausted (Reid, and Dawson, 2000). At the end of the working period a nurse inevitably becomes less attentive, slow and loses the ability to take fast decisions that is extremely important in nursing profession. Moreover, some nurses prefer not to waste time even for a break to have some meal. Many nurses consider this to be unnecessary. Now many scholars who study this issue call such way of life “a way to disaster” (Are 12-hour shifts safe?). According to Reid and Dawson, “Notable reductions in neurobehavioural performance during shift work and particularly night work have long been recognized. ...
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