Sleep Deprivation In Hospitalized Patients

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No doubt, conducting research on sleep deprivation and developing policies and procedures based on evidence can significantly improve sleep deprivation problem in hospitalized patients. Nursing research helps to close the gap in knowledge. However, knowledge alone is not effective to bring the needed change; there is a need for culture and attitude change. Radtke et al. (2014) in their research article titled, Nursing Knowledge of Physiological and Psychological Outcomes Related to Patient Sleep Deprivation in the Acute Care Setting, did a qualitative study on nurses to find out whether nurses have enough knowledge to understand the impact of sleep deprivation in acutely sick patients or not.
The study result revealed that most nurses were