Let's make Pain Awareness Month about progressive change. It is time to leave behind archaic systems and embrace evidence-based, forward thinking methods of delivering care that are both patient-centric and at the same time utilitarian. We simply can't afford not to.
A recent summary of the effects of even short term sleep deprivation on cognition reveals that a lack of sleep hinders most of our thought processes. High profile incidents provide examples of how a lack of sleep can create unsafe work environments.