Good nursing managers help nurses to cope with the challenges of shiftwork

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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An investigation into the experiences of nurses exposed to shift work is shining new light on coping strategies health care workers go through, and is emphasising the importance of strong front-line management. Griffith University’s Jane Gifkins, under the supervision of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s Rebecca Loudoun, published the research as a result of […]

Age, task discretion and mining shift work: Their effect on sleep quality

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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The Australian mining industry has been responsible for much of the growth in shift work with 52% of all employees now working them. But roster arrangements for this type of work are the perpetual thorn in both employers’ and employees’ sides. Contributing heavily to employees’ work-life balance, shifts that lead to partner dissatisfaction or that […]

Shift work taking toll on mining workforce

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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Uncontrollable shift patterns in the mining and energy sector may have far-reaching implications for the physical and psychological health of industry workers, a newly-released report says. Researchers at Griffith University today released preliminary findings of the Australian Coal and Energy Survey.  They highlight the mixed experiences of workers in the sector. The first wave of […]