Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620618
Title:
Resident working hours and outcome measures
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Journal of Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620618
Additional Links:
http://www.imj.ie
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
We remain confused and uncertain about resident working hours and the relationship with patient outcome and doctors’ training and wellbeing. The underlying hypothesis is that long working hours lead to fatigue and that this increases the likelihood of medical error. The counter argument is that shorter periods of clinical exposure reduce the quality and quantity of medical training particularly in craft specialties. It is an argument about ‘flying hours’ and how many are needed in order to be suitably competent. The other aspect of the discussion is the issue of ‘life work balance’ and how the current trainee juggles his professional duties and personal commitments. This debate has been heightened by the increased feminization of the medical workforce. The recent series of work stoppages by doctors in the UK has centered round issues such as the expense of childcare when individuals are working unsocial hours at weekends
Keywords:
DOCTORS; EDUCATION; MEDICAL ERROR

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-22T14:18:44Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-22T14:18:44Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620618-
dc.descriptionWe remain confused and uncertain about resident working hours and the relationship with patient outcome and doctors’ training and wellbeing. The underlying hypothesis is that long working hours lead to fatigue and that this increases the likelihood of medical error. The counter argument is that shorter periods of clinical exposure reduce the quality and quantity of medical training particularly in craft specialties. It is an argument about ‘flying hours’ and how many are needed in order to be suitably competent. The other aspect of the discussion is the issue of ‘life work balance’ and how the current trainee juggles his professional duties and personal commitments. This debate has been heightened by the increased feminization of the medical workforce. The recent series of work stoppages by doctors in the UK has centered round issues such as the expense of childcare when individuals are working unsocial hours at weekendsen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.imj.ieen
dc.subjectDOCTORSen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subjectMEDICAL ERRORen
dc.titleResident working hours and outcome measuresen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Journal of Medical Journalen
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