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“Relative to daytime workers, shift workers had 2.35, 1.23, and 1.17 greater odds of insomnia, depression, and suicidal ideation”


Heavy, right? 

Night shift is a compulsory part of our duties as health care workers, so how can we still work them, giving care to our patients whilst also taking care of our own mental and physical health?

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These are the jobs that rush through your brain at 0300 in the morning, the ones that perpetuate nightmares you physically wake yourself up from to stop yourself from sweating. 0300 is a lonely hour.

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Psychological response following trauma is largely dependent upon the nature of the event and life circumstances surrounding the individual. Despite this, several characteristics have been identified to predict PTG following trauma. Understanding the different traits conducive to PTG is important, for it is to the degree that we understand its antecedents, that we are able to effectively facilitate it.

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