Research indicates that nurses who work nights on a regular basis are at higher risk for health problems including weight gain, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease than their day-shift peers. Night Shift Nursing provides useful tips and practical tools that instruct night nurses on how to overcome their schedules to stay healthy and successful. From choosing energizing fitness routines and nutritious food options to reconstructing sleep patterns and balancing family and personal relationships, this book can help nurses love the night shift!
About the Author
Katherine Pakieser-Reed, PhD, RN, is the director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research at the University of Chicago Medicine. Her center is responsible for supporting nursing practice, including ensuring that nurses have access to the education and training for their roles and providing services that include the night staff.
In her 30 years as a nurse, Katherine’s roles included many years of working the night shift-as a medical-surgical, intensive-care, and eventually women’s care staff nurse in community hospitals and also as an educator at a long-term care facility specifically for the night shift. Katherine attributes her years of working as a night nurse as being pivotal in her development as a nurse, and believes this is where she learned the value of excellence in care, the significance of resources, and the necessity of teamwork.
Katherine holds a PhD in nursing from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, an MS in nursing from North Park University, a BS in nursing from Rush University, an MA in social sciences from the University of Chicago, and a BS in journalism from Northern Illinois University.
Katherine is the author of A Daybook for Nurse Educator.