NURS 328 Assignment 2.doc - Running head RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1 Research Proposal Making Research Real and Relevant Faculty of Health Discipline Athabasca

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Running head: RESEARCH PROPOSAL 1 Research Proposal: Making Research Real and Relevant Faculty of Health Discipline, Athabasca University NURS 328 Assignment 2 Kari Mardian February 16, 2020
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RESEARCH PROPOSAL 2 Making Research Real and Relevant: Impact of Shift work on Nurses Wellbeing Nurses work hours are often unpredictable; these hours also require them to work night shift. According to Berger and Hobbs (2006) “shift work, which they define as worked hours outside of daylight , can result in problems such as sleep disturbances, increased accidents and injuries, and social isolation (p. 465).” A nurse that is a nurse is not in the best of health, can both psychologically and physiologically. For the purpose of this paper, I will be preparing a research proposal that will explore the impact of shift work on nurse’s wellbeing. First, I will outline the problem to be addressed and explain its significance. I will then summarize two research literature that explore the subject to be studied. Next, I will present the research question, the research approach and design, sampling, target population and accessible population. Next step I will take is to discuss the researchability and feasibility of the proposed study. Finally, I will reflect on the research process, and how the unit contents were in cooperated into this process. Research Problem and Problem Statement Shift work can be defined as employees working outside the usual hours of 7.00am to 6.00pm, thereby shiftwork includes the night work. ( Torquati et al., 2019). Working shift work, can have a negative impact on a nurse’s psychosocial and physiological and wellbeing. There has been an abundance of research done on the topic but there is still need for ongoing research on this problem. To date, results have not been conclusive and there are no interventions that have been a 100% successfully in addressing the problem. The aim of this research is to describe the various impacts of shift work on the health-related quality of life of Canadian nurses. Significance of the Problem
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RESEARCH PROPOSAL 3 Rotating shift work can be a critical risk factor for mental and physical health. Nurses play a critical role in keeping patients safe and providing the best nursing care they can. If nurses are not in the best of health; there is potential risk to the clients who are in their care. Therefore, it is important to recognize any risks of patient safety, including fatigue and overworked nursing staff. With increased awareness of the problem, hospital managers and nursing administrators will be able to understand nurse’s perspective on the problem of rotating shift work. It will help them develop better strategies for scheduling nurse’s shifts, with the attempt to improve their quality of life.
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