For many nurses, the work environment is fast-paced and unpredictable, requiring complex thought processes. They are usually caring for multiple patients with changing clinical needs. And as technology has simplified many tasks, the urge to do many things at once—to multitask—has become ever stronger.
Yet research has definitively determined that multitasking is a myth.
The Bottom Line
While you may think you are doing two things at once, you are actually switching between them very quickly. Researchers illustrated this by placing test subjects in an MRI and measuring brain activity as they were asked to alternate between tasks.
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