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'We'd like to have a family'--young women doctors' opinions of maternity leave and part-time training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2795577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternity leave and part-time training should facilitate the integration of the family and professional lives of young women doctors - whom the NHS cannot afford to lose as their numbers rise to half the number of the graduates of UK medical schools. Women doctors' planned professional activity is high, but to what extent do the maternity leave and part-time training arrangements assist them in fulfilling their plans? One hundred and forty-five young women doctors reported their experiences of and views on maternity leave and part-time training. Most had children between 6 and 10 years after qualification, to fit with career development. Seventy-one per cent of the confinements had qualified for maternity leave and pay, but there were complaints about the working of the regulations, particularly in relation to junior hospital doctors' short contracts. When asked to comment about part-time training, most (77%) expressed themselves as broadly in favour - only three actively opposing it. It was perceived as difficult to organize by 20% of respondents, as difficult to undertake by 29%, and as being of low status by 15%. This study concludes that the arrangements for maternity leave need to be improved and that the availability and status of part-time training need enhancing - especially to encourage women doctors to enter careers in hospital medicine.
V J Warren; R E Wakeford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0141-0768     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Soc Med     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-14     Completed Date:  1989-11-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802879     Medline TA:  J R Soc Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  528-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
East Anglian Regional Health Authority.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Education, Medical* / methods
Great Britain
Medical Staff, Hospital
Physicians, Women / psychology*
Sampling Studies
Statistics as Topic

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