Rostering: Placing the nurse in the picture Academic Article uri icon


  • A funded study to investigate best practice in nursing rosters in a busy metropolitan Melbourne children's hospital, identified the complexity of the shiftwork issues when the people who work them are placed centre stage. This paper explores a key finding of the study, which strongly endorses the need to take account of scientific knowledge on health and safety issues of shiftwork, but argues that the personal, socio-cultural and environmental perspective of the nurse needs to be given more attention by the various stakeholders involved with rostering.


  • Street, Annette
  • Cuddihy, Lucy
  • Best, Derek
  • Wilks, Deane
  • Geladas, Denisia
  • Chew, Siok

publication date

  • December 1997