To mandatory nap or not to mandatory nap

February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/23/2010 Supplement, Vol. 182, pE151
Academic Journal
The article discusses the significance of mandatory naps among medical residents and physicians. It explores the necessity on the call of the U.S. Institute of Medicine for medical interns and residents taking 16-hour shifts to undertake a mandatory five-hour snooze. It also regards the opposing view of the Canadian Association of Interns and Residents on the value of mandatory naps. Further perspectives of physicians on the proposed mandatory naps are included.


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