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The Impacts of Fatigue in Healthcare

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Fatigue can be defined as ‘mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces your ability to perform your work safely and effectively’. It may lead to increased risk of work errors, increased risk of accidents and injuries, reduced reaction times, reduced motivation and other issues.

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Fatigue can be defined as ‘mental and/or physical exhaustion that reduces your ability to perform your work safely and effectively’. It may lead to increased risk of work errors, increased risk of accidents and injuries, reduced reaction times, reduced motivation and other issues.

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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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20 Feb 2021
Interesting read :)
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Nadia Dehghani
14 Feb 2021
Getting help and support from the NUM will decrease burnout and fatigue.
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Barbara Anderson
22 Feb 2021
goood information and a timely reminder
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Alyce Hanna
03 Apr 2021
Good information
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Paula McCrea
08 Jun 2021
It updated my knowledge with managing stress in the work place. Also how shift work and night duty how it impacts on our mental health as well as our physical health. It also reinforced how to combat how shift work affects our body and the importance of a healthy well balance diet and rest.
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Debra Curran
19 Feb 2021
Excellent overview of nurse fatigue
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Jonas Craig
18 Feb 2021
Short and precise. Very good points.
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