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Barriers to healthy sleep in hospital settings

Description 
We know how important sleep is when one is recovering following illness and injury. However many things interrupt sleep in hospital settings both in ICU and in the general wards. These disruptions include light, noise, and operational disruptions which impact on both sleep quality and quantity, and thus impact subsequent recovery. By understanding these issues, we hope to promote faster recovery for those in hospital, and reduce future re-admissions. This project will involve working in a hospital setting, and involve use of multiple technologies and methods including both objective and subjective measures of sleep, and patient an staff interviews.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
sleep; hospital; recovery; wards; ICU
School 
Eastern Health Clinical School
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
Honours
BMedSc(Hons)
Time commitment 
Full-time
Part-time
Physical location 
Box Hill Hospital
Co-supervisors 
Assoc Prof 
Alan Young
Adj Clin Assoc Prof 
Denise O'Driscoll
Prof 
Dan Lubman

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