- Changing the clocks strains the human biorhythm
- Shift work endangers health and social life
- Nurses often suffer from lack of sleep
- A new system could protect nursing staff and patients
Daylight saving time comes into effect again this Sunday, the clock is put forward by one hour. Although it was decided in March 2019 with a vote by the EU Parliament to abolish this time change by 2021, a specific and uniform implementation has not yet been determined. For people who work shifts it is clear: playing with their biorhythm will not end yet.
The shifting of the internal clock is a great burden for the human organism. Many people experience this for work-related reasons because their employment is shift work. The effects can be doubly devastating, especially in the nursing industry: on the one hand, the health of the nurses themselves is adversely affected; on the other hand, the caring of the patients may suffer.
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Surely it is in the interests of everyone, especially in the healthcare system, that specialists are well rested in order to be able to carry out their work reliably and thereby fully maintaining their competence and patient safety.