A questionnaire survey was sent to 164 consultant anaesthetists with the aim of investigating their experiences and attitudes to continuing medical education.
The response rate was 79%. Most anaesthetists were motivated to achieve the required number of credits and for the majority of anaesthetists, regional, national and internal departmental discussion meetings were the mainstay of educational activities.
The educational standard of available activities could be improved to include more workshop-style learning opportunities and to make journal reading a creditable continuing medical education activity.
The place of research is questioned.
There was doubt as to whether sanctions such as withdrawing recognition for training should be imposed on departments where some anaesthetists fail to achieve the required number of credits and whether this would motivate anaesthetists to achieve the set standards.
Continuing medical education was felt to be effective and the main barriers to attending educational activities are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anesthésiste, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Formation permanente, Enquête, Attitude, Motivation, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anesthesiologist, Health staff, Human, Continuing education, Survey, Attitude, Motivation, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0254072
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 11/09/1998.