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Student nurses’ views on shift patterns: What do they prefer and why? Results from a Tweetchat

Student nurses’ views on shift patterns: What do they prefer and why? Results from a Tweetchat
Student nurses’ views on shift patterns: What do they prefer and why? Results from a Tweetchat

Aim: The main aim of the study was to understand student nurses’ views around shift patterns. Design: Qualitative study. Method: We held a Tweetchat in May 2019, where we asked questions around the frequency of 12-hr shifts working on placement; schedule flexibility while on placement; which shift patterns they preferred and why. Data from the Tweetchat were analysed using reflexive thematic analysis to generate themes from initial codes. Results: Seventy-three nursing students participated in the Tweetchat. The majority reported that they work 12-hr shifts on placements, particularly when based in a hospital. We identified three themes: ‘Achieving a personal equilibrium’; ‘Meeting the needs of the care environment’; ‘Factors affecting negotiation capacity’. Data highlighted a conflict for most students, where they preferred 12-hr shifts because of more time off for study, paid work and leisure, while acknowledging 12-hr shifts negatively affected their fatigue, exhaustion and led them to follow a poor diet and neglect exercise and sleep.

12-hr shifts, shift work, student nurses, thematic analysis, Twitter
2054-1058
1785 - 1793
Dall’Ora, Chiara
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Sainsbury, Jessica
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Allen, Chris
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Dall’Ora, Chiara
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Sainsbury, Jessica
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Allen, Chris
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Dall’Ora, Chiara, Sainsbury, Jessica and Allen, Chris (2022) Student nurses’ views on shift patterns: What do they prefer and why? Results from a Tweetchat. Nursing Open, 1785 - 1793. (doi:10.1002/nop2.1208).

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Aim: The main aim of the study was to understand student nurses’ views around shift patterns. Design: Qualitative study. Method: We held a Tweetchat in May 2019, where we asked questions around the frequency of 12-hr shifts working on placement; schedule flexibility while on placement; which shift patterns they preferred and why. Data from the Tweetchat were analysed using reflexive thematic analysis to generate themes from initial codes. Results: Seventy-three nursing students participated in the Tweetchat. The majority reported that they work 12-hr shifts on placements, particularly when based in a hospital. We identified three themes: ‘Achieving a personal equilibrium’; ‘Meeting the needs of the care environment’; ‘Factors affecting negotiation capacity’. Data highlighted a conflict for most students, where they preferred 12-hr shifts because of more time off for study, paid work and leisure, while acknowledging 12-hr shifts negatively affected their fatigue, exhaustion and led them to follow a poor diet and neglect exercise and sleep.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 March 2022
Published date: 21 March 2022
Additional Information: Funding Information: No funding was received We thank all the student nurses who spent their free time participating in the Tweetchat and shared their opinions with us. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Copyright: Copyright 2022 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Keywords: 12-hr shifts, shift work, student nurses, thematic analysis, Twitter

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Local EPrints ID: 456767
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/456767
ISSN: 2054-1058
PURE UUID: d5e71bc1-dd15-4630-9b3a-a9e0d62f7101
ORCID for Chiara Dall’Ora: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6858-3535
ORCID for Chris Allen: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1296-8989

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Date deposited: 11 May 2022 16:31
Last modified: 12 May 2022 01:58

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Author: Jessica Sainsbury
Author: Chris Allen ORCID iD

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