Shift Work and the Assessment and Management of Shift Work Disorder (SWD)

The following review reports on current literature pertaining to shift work and the assessment and management of sleepiness and sleep disruption associated with shift work schedules and shift work disorder. Management strategies involve promoting sleep, wakefulness, and adaptation of the circadian clock to the imposed work schedule. The authors advise further research to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying the health and safety burdens, risk factors, and treatment options pertaining to SWD.

Individual Strategies, Organizational Factors, Safety and Patient Outcomes

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