Managing Feelings of Disconnect on Nightshift

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Lecture Overview

The thought of being at work when your friends and family are socialising or asleep can create conflict, stir up feelings of guilt, and even resentment. Starting a shift with these emotions inside us is not conducive to connecting with our patients. Knowing that shiftwork is part and parcel of being a 24/7 caring health professional, what strategies can we use to minimise these feelings occurring?