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European Working Time Directive: implications for surgical training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20666060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The forthcoming implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) for non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs) poses a number of challenges in the areas of patient care, training, service provision and quality of life for workers. Surgery, as a craft-based speciality, will face a greater impact on training of future surgeons as operating time could be lost to service provision. The EWTD acts a stimulus for reform of current working practices and re-configuration of services. It will necessitate transformation of the way in which surgeons are trained, if current standards are to be maintained.
Authors:
C L Donohoe; M K Sayana; M T Kennedy; D M Niall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0332-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430275     Medline TA:  Ir Med J     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Midlands Regioonal Hospital, Tullamore, Co Offaly. donohoe.claire@gmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Clinical Competence
European Union
General Surgery / education*,  trends
Humans
Internship and Residency / organization & administration*
Ireland
Organizational Culture
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration*
State Medicine / organization & administration

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