Health effects of shift work

Does shift work affect a person’s physical and mental health? From a practice perspective, I am seeing more people burning out from work stress. They are depressed and unable to lead normal lives. Human resource department managers and insurance companies among seem to be skeptical about the effects of shift work on health which only makes matters worse.

  • Dr. Ron Heslegrave, PhD., Chair, Research Ethics Board Affiliate Scientist, Division of Behavioural Sciences & Health at the Toronto General Research Institute.
    Researcher for the Canadian Institute of Health Research
    Author of Making the ShiftWork, Working the Shift: A Self-Health Guide, and Fatigue Management: A Guide for Canadian Coast Guard Managers, Officers, and Crew

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