The Killing Season

or not.

References for tonight’s Radio 4¬†Inside Health are here.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0007103

http://www.bmj.com/content/309/6970/1690.1

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2174599/Were-thrown-deep-end-warn-junior-doctors-Lack-help-supervision-deadly-risks-patients.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9350659/New-junior-doctor-rules-will-stop-NHS-killing-season.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9441885/Thousands-of-juniors-start-jobs-in-NHS-killing-season.html

 

One Response to “The Killing Season”

  1. Derek Tunnicliffe August 8, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    This came as no surprise to my wife (a long-retired nurse). She reckons that (in her day at least) ward nurses taught new housemen more in their first three months on the wards than they had ever learned at medical school. However, she added that, after three months housemen were often more attentive to patients – and thus gave better care – than the older consultants.

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