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Running head: RESEARCH PROPOSAL1Research Proposal: Making Research Real and RelevantFaculty of Health Discipline, Athabasca UniversityNURS 328Assignment 2Kari MardianFebruary 16, 2020
RESEARCH PROPOSAL2Making Research Real and Relevant: Impact of Shift work on Nurses WellbeingNurses 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 bothpsychologically 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 StatementShift work can be defined as employees working outside the usual hours of 7.00am to6.00pm, 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 hasbeen an abundance of research done on the topic but there is still need for ongoing research onthis problem. To date, results have not been conclusive and there are no interventions that havebeen a 100% successfully in addressing the problem. The aim of this research is to describe thevarious impacts of shift work on the health-related quality of life of Canadian nurses. Significance of the Problem
RESEARCH PROPOSAL3Rotating shift work can be a critical risk factor for mental and physicalhealth. Nurses play a critical role in keeping patients safe and providing the best nursing care they can. If nursesare 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.