Shift Work, Circadian Misalignment, and Health Care Worker Well-Being

Amy V. Kontrick*, Gaurava Agarwal

*Corresponding author for this work

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Rotating shift work and night shifts are common in health care settings. These work schedules can cause circadian misalignment in workers. Shift work and circadian misalignment are associated with adverse physical and mental health outcomes and burnout. This article reviews the causes and consequences of circadian misalignment on health care worker well-being and offers mitigation measures for individuals and organizations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e19-e23
JournalPsychiatric Annals
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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