Must we keep depriving residents of sleep?

Kelsall, Diane; Hébert, Paul C.; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Flegel, Ken; MacDonald, Noni; Attaran, Amir; Eggertson, Laura
May 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/26/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 11, p1087
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the importance for resident physicians to be mentally and physically healthy in hospital care in Canada. With cases of sleep deprivation for residents involved in hospital care in the country, she primarily recommends the need for a decreased working hours for residency programs. She highlights that limiting the working hours for residents will give them ample time to rest, making them to be healthy in doing their health care responsibilities.


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