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dc.contributor.authorKelly, B D
dc.contributor.authorCurtin, P D
dc.contributor.authorCorcoran, M
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:35:32Z
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:35:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:35:32Z
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):435-7. Epub 2011 Jan 6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21210246en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0670-4en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206201
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: On the 1 August 2009, the implementation of European Working Time Directive became European law and was implemented in Galway University Hospital (GUH). AIMS: The aim of the study is to ascertain the opinion of the 25 surgical SHOs in GUH on the effect of the implementation of an EWTD compliant roster had on the quality of their training. METHODS: A questionnaire was circulated to all 25 surgical SHOs. RESULTS: Twenty-two (88%) SHOs report a reduction in the quality of their training. 18 (72%) report a reduction in the development of their operative skills. The SHOs believed the EWTD Rotas would encourage Irish graduates to train abroad. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical training faces a challenge with the implementation of EWTD Rotas. Major changes need to be made to the surgical training structure to train surgeons to the highest standard and to retain Irish-trained surgeons in the Irish healthcare system.
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnelen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshGeneral Surgery/*educationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInternship and Residency/*organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMedical Staff, Hospital/education/organization & administrationen_GB
dc.subject.meshPersonnel Staffing and Scheduling/*legislation & jurisprudenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuality of Health Careen_GB
dc.titleThe effects of the European Working Time Directive on surgical training: the basic surgical trainee's perspective.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Urology, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Republic of Ireland., Drbriankelly@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnacht
html.description.abstractBACKGROUND: On the 1 August 2009, the implementation of European Working Time Directive became European law and was implemented in Galway University Hospital (GUH). AIMS: The aim of the study is to ascertain the opinion of the 25 surgical SHOs in GUH on the effect of the implementation of an EWTD compliant roster had on the quality of their training. METHODS: A questionnaire was circulated to all 25 surgical SHOs. RESULTS: Twenty-two (88%) SHOs report a reduction in the quality of their training. 18 (72%) report a reduction in the development of their operative skills. The SHOs believed the EWTD Rotas would encourage Irish graduates to train abroad. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical training faces a challenge with the implementation of EWTD Rotas. Major changes need to be made to the surgical training structure to train surgeons to the highest standard and to retain Irish-trained surgeons in the Irish healthcare system.


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