This study was designed to examine the content and usefulness of departmental induction programmes to senior house officers (SHOs) and to explore perceptions of the usefulness of a range of topics to these trainees.
A total of 64 SHOs, in five hospitals in the Anglia region, participated in semi-structured interviews up to 3 months after starting their post.
The interviews investigated the content of any induction received and also examined what the trainees would have liked to have received.
Almost half (29) of the SHOs also completed a questionnaire which examined the perceived usefulness of various induction topics for a trainee starting a new post.
The results showed that, although a departmental induction programme is considered important and highly valued, a substantial minority of SHOs had not received one.
Of this minority, 75% would have welcomed an induction.
Where an induction had taken place, the focus was primarily upon time-tables, tours and meeting people, however, a quarter of the questionnaire sample had not received a service timetable, a third had not met any consultants, two-thirds had received no introduction to clinical management, and two-thirds had received no information about how their consultants manage their patients.
Thus, although many trainees receive an induction, important information may not be covered.
A staged approach to departmental induction is recommended, using a short, high-quality, and comprehensive induction programme. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Epidémiologie, Homme, Evaluation, Validité, Programme sanitaire, Intégration, Personnel sanitaire, Etablissement troisième âge, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Epidemiology, Human, Evaluation, Validity, Sanitary program, Integration, Health staff, Homes for the aged, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0424059
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 22/03/2000.