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  1. The reduction in the working hours of doctors represents a challenge to the delivery of medical care to acutely sick patients 24 hours a day. Increasing the number of doctors to support multiple specialty rost...

    Authors: Diana Hamilton-Fairley, John Coakley and Fiona Moss
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S17

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  2. As junior doctors work shorter hours in light of concerns about the harmful effects of fatigue on physician performance and health, it is imperative to consider how to ensure that patient safety is not comprom...

    Authors: Vineet M Arora, Darcy A Reed and Kathlyn E Fletcher
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S16

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  3. The working hours of junior doctors have been a focus of discussion in Australia since the mid-1990s. Several national organizations, including the Australian Medical Association (AMA), have been prominent in ...

    Authors: Nicholas J Glasgow, Michael Bonning and Rob Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  4. The Swedish resident duty hour limit is regulated by Swedish and European legal frameworks. With a maximum average of 40 working hours per week, the Swedish duty hour regulation is one of the most restrictive ...

    Authors: Kristina Sundberg, Hanna Frydén, Lars Kihlström and Jonas Nordquist
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S6

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  5. The potential impact of resident duty hour restrictions on faculty is likely significant; however, the extent of this impact has still not been well documented. We undertook a narrative review of the literatur...

    Authors: Glen Bandiera, Melissa Kennedy Hynes and Salvatore M Spadafora
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  6. Changes in resident duty hours in Europe and North America have had a major impact on the internal organizational dynamics of health care organizations. This paper examines, and assesses the impact of, organiz...

    Authors: Madelyn P Law, Elaina Orlando and G Ross Baker
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  7. The medical establishment is grappling with the complex issue of duty hour regulations – an issue that is a natural consequence of the numerous changes in medical culture and practice that have occurred over t...

    Authors: Derek Puddester
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  8. Patient safety is a powerful motivating force for change in modern medicine, and is often cited as a rationale for reducing resident duty hours. However, current data suggest that resident duty hours are not s...

    Authors: Roisin Osborne and Christopher S Parshuram
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 14 Supplement 1

  9. A broad case-mix in family physicians’ (general practitioners’, GPs’) vocational trainee experience is deemed essential in producing competent independent practitioners. It is suggested that the patient-mix sh...

    Authors: Parker Magin, Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, Amanda Tapley, Patrick McElduff, James Pearlman, Susan Goode, Neil Spike, Caroline Laurence, John Scott, Allison Thomson and Mieke van Driel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:260
  10. Medical education increasingly relies on small-group learning. Small group learning provides more active learning, better retention, higher satisfaction, and facilitates development of problem-solving and team...

    Authors: Miriam Hoffman, Joanne E Wilkinson, Jin Xu and John Wiecha
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:258
  11. In 2006 the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, (RCSI), introduced the first four year Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) in medicine in Ireland in line with national policy to broaden access to medical educatio...

    Authors: Annette T Byrne, Richard Arnett, Tom Farrell and Seamus Sreenan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:248
  12. Effective clinical leadership is associated with better patient care. We implemented and evaluated a pilot clinical leadership course for second year internal medicine residents at a large United States Academ...

    Authors: Daniel M Blumenthal, Ken Bernard, Traci N Fraser, Jordan Bohnen, Jessica Zeidman and Valerie E Stone
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:257
  13. Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases are leading causes of pain, physical disability, and doctor visits throughout the world. Health professionals must be trained to assess, treat through rehabilitation and ...

    Authors: Mark Hecimovich and Simone Volet
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:253
  14. Psychological distress among medical students is commonly observed during medical education and is generally related to poor academic self-perception. We evaluated the role of peer social support at medical sc...

    Authors: Yukari Yamada, Miloslav Klugar, Katerina Ivanova and Ivana Oborna
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:256
  15. Burnout among veterinary students can result from known stressors in the absence of a support system. The objectives of this study were to evaluate use of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator Survey (MBI-ES)...

    Authors: Munashe Chigerwe, Karen A Boudreaux and Jan E Ilkiw
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:255

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:448

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:21

  16. Sense of coherence is related to well-being, stress and life satisfaction among medical students and physicians. The purpose of the study was to investigate relation between sense of coherence during medical e...

    Authors: Malgorzata Tartas, Maciej Walkiewicz, Waldemar Budzinski, Mikolaj Majkowicz and Krzysztof Wojcikiewicz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:254
  17. Disciplines differ in their authorship and citation practices, thus discipline-specific h-index norms are desirable. Thus the goal of this study was to examine the relationship between the h-index and academic ra...

    Authors: Asif Doja, Kaylee Eady, Tanya Horsley, M Dylan Bould, J Charles Victor and Margaret Sampson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:251
  18. To provide patient-centred holistic care, doctors must possess good interpersonal and empathic skills. Medical schools traditionally adopt a skills-based approach to such training but creative engagement with ...

    Authors: Jordan S Potash, Julie Y Chen, Cindy LK Lam and Vivian TW Chau
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:247
  19. Facial affect recognition (FAR) abilities underpin emotional intelligence (EI). The latter is suggested to predict academic success and to be important for clinician-patient interaction. It is therefore of int...

    Authors: Tessa C Roos, Dana JH Niehaus, Jukka M Leppänen, Johan Ras, Karen J Cloete, Esmè Jordaan and Liezl Koen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:245
  20. To enhance the non-technical skills (NTS) assessment literature by developing a reliable and valid peer and self-assessment tool for NTS in a simulated ward setting to include emotional reactions: the Temporal...

    Authors: Eamonn Ferguson, Andy Buttery, Giulia Miles, Christina Tatalia, David D Clarke, Adam J Lonsdale, Bryn Baxendale and Claire Lawrence
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:240
  21. Hepatitis B serology is complex and a lack of knowledge in interpretation contributes to the inadequate levels of screening and referral for highly effective hepatitis antiviral treatments. This knowledge gap ...

    Authors: Moira G Sim, Ashleigh C McEvoy, Toni D Wain and Eric L Khong
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:244
  22. Following the GMC’s report on Tomorrow’s Doctors, greater emphasis has been placed on training in clinical skills, and the integration of clinical and basic sciences within the curriculum to promote the develo...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy, Marina Sawdon, Andrew Chaytor, David Cox, Judith Barbaro-Brown and John McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:231
  23. Globalization of the professions has become a necessity among schools and universities across the world. It has affected the medical and dental professions in terms of curriculum design and student and patient...

    Authors: Omar MM Rodis, Edward Barroga, J Patrick Barron, James Hobbs, Jayanetti A Jayawardena, Ikuo Kageyama, Bukasa Kalubi, Clive Langham, Yoshizo Matsuka, Yoichiro Miyake, Naoko Seki, Hiroko Oka, Martin Peters, Yo Shibata, Roxana Stegaroiu, Kazuyoshi Suzuki…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:239
  24. No published curricula in the area of medical business ethics exist. This is surprising given that physicians wrestle daily with business decisions and that professional associations, the Institute of Medicine...

    Authors: James M DuBois, Elena M Kraus, Kamal Gursahani, Anthony Mikulec and Erin Bakanas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:235
  25. Multiple-choice questions (MCQ) are still widely used in high stakes medical exams. We wanted to examine whether and to what extent a national licensing exam uses the concept of pattern recognition to test app...

    Authors: Tilo Freiwald, Madjid Salimi, Ehsan Khaljani and Sigrid Harendza
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:232
  26. This study evaluates the success of graduate students in psychiatry in an emerging country, in terms of the quantity and quality of their publication productivity (given by the number of papers and impact fact...

    Authors: Alexandre Cunha, Bernardo dos Santos, Álvaro Machado Dias, Anna Maria Carmagnani, Beny Lafer and Geraldo F Busatto
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:238
  27. This paper describes the process, our experience and the lessons learnt in doing document reviews of health science curricula. Since we could not find relevant literature to guide us on how to approach these r...

    Authors: Anke Rohwer, Anel Schoonees and Taryn Young
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:236
  28. General practices vary in the provision of training and education. Some practices have training as a major focus with the presence of multi-level learners and others host single learner groups or none at all. ...

    Authors: Tracy Morrison, James Brown, Melanie Bryant and Debra Nestel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:234
  29. Physicians’ attitudes, knowledge and skills are powerful determinants of quality of care for older patients. Previous studies found that using educational interventions to improve attitude is a difficult task....

    Authors: Adrian O Goeldlin, Andrea Siegenthaler, André Moser, Yvette D Stoeckli, Andreas E Stuck and Andreas W Schoenenberger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:233
  30. Over recent years, wide ranging changes have occurred in undergraduate medical curricula with reduction of hours allocated for teaching anatomy. Anatomy forms the foundation of clinical practice. However, the ...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy, Santosh Venkatachalam and John McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:230
  31. There is a dire need to expand the capacity of institutions in Africa to educate health care professionals. Family physicians, as skilled all-rounders at district level, are potentially well placed to contribu...

    Authors: Marietjie R de Villiers, Francois J Cilliers, Francois Coetzee, Nicoline Herman, Martie van Heusden and Klaus B von Pressentin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:228
  32. Insufficient communication and coordination is one of the most problematic issues in German health care delivery leading to detrimental effects on health care outcomes. As a consequence interprofessional conti...

    Authors: Sibel V Altin, Ralf Tebest, Sibylle Kautz-Freimuth, Marcus Redaelli and Stephanie Stock
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:227
  33. Measuring clinical learning environment is crucial for the quality improvement of medical education, especially for medical trainees at transition stages. Medical education in Taiwan is shaped by multiple soci...

    Authors: Jer-Chia Tsai, Cheng-Sheng Chen, I-Feng Sun, Keh-Min Liu and Chung-Sheng Lai
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:226
  34. Medical students perceive neurology to be a difficult subject, a phenomenon described as “neurophobia”. Studies investigating student attitudes towards neurology have so far been limited by small sample sizes ...

    Authors: Julia Pakpoor, Adam E Handel, Giulio Disanto, Richard J Davenport, Gavin Giovannoni and Sreeram V Ramagopalan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:225
  35. Electronic health records (EHR) are becoming increasingly integrated into the clinical environment. With the rapid proliferation of EHRs, a number of studies document an increase in adverse patient safety issu...

    Authors: Laurel S Stephenson, Adriel Gorsuch, William R Hersh, Vishnu Mohan and Jeffrey A Gold
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:224
  36. Alongside providing a knowledge base and practical skills, undergraduate medical education must prepare graduates to immediately begin practice as qualified doctors. A significant challenge is to provide safe ...

    Authors: Bryan Burford, Victoria Whittle and Gillian HS Vance
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:223
  37. Providing large numbers of undergraduate students in scientific disciplines with engaging, authentic laboratory experiences is important, but challenging. Virtual laboratories (vLABs) are a potential means to ...

    Authors: Patsie Polly, Nadine Marcus, Danni Maguire, Zack Belinson and Gary M Velan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:222
  38. High-fidelity patient simulators in team training are becoming popular, though research showing benefits of the training process compared to low-fidelity models is rare. We explored in situ training for paedia...

    Authors: Lisbet Meurling, Leif Hedman, Karl-Johan Lidefelt, Cecilia Escher, Li Felländer-Tsai and Carl-Johan Wallin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:221

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