Skip to main content


Table 1 Main themes and subthemes

From: Experiences of reduced work hours for nurses and assistant nurses at a surgical department: a qualitative study

Main themes Subtheme
A more sustainable working situation Energy for work
Improved recovery
Improved work climate
Effects of having no lunch breaks
Improved work–life balance Energy for life outside work
Living life, not just surviving
Consequences of being part of a project Uncertainty over the future Privilege
Personnel and recruitment
Improved quality of care Improved work performance
Effective use of available resources