Journal article

A qualitative exploration of anesthesia trainees' experiences during transition to a children's hospital.

Peter W Howe, Koshila Kumar

Paediatr Anaesth | Published : 2017


BACKGROUND: The stresses of starting a new job can make anyone feel tired and inefficient. In health care, this may impair the ability to learn at a time when there is most to learn, and increase the risk of error in a context where errors may lead to patient harm. AIM: The aim of this study was to understand issues which influence anesthesia trainees' transition to a pediatric setting. METHODS: This qualitative study utilized in-depth semi-structured interviews to gather data from 31 anesthesia trainees who had commenced work at a tertiary children's hospital between 4 and 6 weeks previously. Data were examined using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Two key themes were identified: feeling ineffe..

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