Sleepy surgical students do make more mistakes. That’s the headline of another article in the Globe and Mail. It’s a short article and it basically regurgitates a new study published in the Archives of Surgery. The study looked at the results from routine surgery and concluded that reducing on-call hours for surgical students to 80 hours per week (down from as much as 120 hours per week in some cases) improved patient outcomes. I don’t have access to the study but the results quoted in the paper are hardly earth shattering. (more…)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The Globe and Mail continues to provide me with interesting articles. The latest article (Drug makers ignoring key gender differences, immunologist warns) is about the role that gender plays in the drug development process. (more…)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I recently came across an article in the Globe & Mail. It discussed issues facing night-shift workers and included some interesting comments on Work Life Balance.
Ms. Williams wrote that work-life balance “is a self-defined, self-determined state reached by a person able to effectively manage multiple responsibilities at work, at home and in the community.”
‘A self-defined, self-determined state.’ Hmm, an interesting way of saying that it is different for everyone.
This state is difficult for full-time workers to reach at the best of times, she wrote.