Trainees' attitudes to shift work depend on grade and specialty

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7379.48 (Published 04 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:48
  1. Maryanne Aitken, project officer (maitken@londondeanery.ac.uk),
  2. Elisabeth Paice, dean
  1. London Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, London WC1N 1DZ

    EDITOR—How doctors in training view the changes in their working pattern that will be required by the European working time directive is not known.1 By 2004 it will limit their continuous working to no more than 13 hours in 24. As work has been defined as being at the workplace on duty, even if sleeping, this will mean shift work for those who must be resident when on call.

    Some British doctors in training have indicated that they are opposed to any reduction …

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