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Time pressure and regulations on hospital-in-the-home (HITH) nurses: An on-the-road study

Abstract : This study investigated both causal factors and consequences of time pressure in hospital-in-the-home (HITH) nurses. These nurses may experience additional stress from the time pressure they encounter while driving to patients' homes, which may result in greater risk taking while driving. From observation in natural settings, data related to the nurses' driving behaviours and emotions were collected and analysed statistically; semi-directed interviews with the nurses were analysed qualitatively. The results suggest that objective time constraints alone do not necessarily elicit subjective time pressure. The challenges and uncertainty associated with healthcare and the driving period contribute to the emergence of this time pressure, which has a negative impact on both the nurses' driving and their emotions. Finally, the study focuses on anticipated and in situ regulations. These findings provide guidelines for organizational and technical solutions allowing the reduction of time pressure among HITH nurses
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Stéphanie Coeugnet, Justine Forrierre, Janick Naveteur, Catherine Dubreucq, Françoise Anceaux. Time pressure and regulations on hospital-in-the-home (HITH) nurses: An on-the-road study. Applied Ergonomics, Elsevier, 2016, 54, pp.110-119. ⟨10.1016/j.apergo.2015.11.018⟩. ⟨hal-03464768⟩



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