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Educación Médica

versión impresa ISSN 1575-1813


VAZQUEZ-MATA, Guillermo et al. Residents in an Intensive Care Unit, what perception they have on their training?. Educ. méd. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.3, pp.189-194. ISSN 1575-1813.

Aim. Our work tries to answer the following question: what is the perception of residents on their training in the Intensive Care Units (ICU)? Subjects and methods. We have conducted a qualitative study based on grounded theory. Participants are residents from different specialties working in the ICU of four hospitals of our National Health Service. The study consist of three parts: resident's subjective perception of those aspects most appreciate in their clinical practice; resident's prioritizations of routine ICU's activities, and semi-structured interviews with key informants. Results. According to the resident's opinions, the clinical practice at the beside of patients, and carried out with autonomy and with a good tutoring support are central to their training; nevertheless some central competencies such as research, difficult communication, team work or resource management are undervalued, while others such as patient safety or bioethics are absent from their comments. Conclusions. Our work highlight that resident's perception about their training during they compulsory period in ICU has some shortcoming, because some key aspects of current medicine are not perceived as priorities in their training.

Palabras clave : Competencies; ICU; Qualitative research; Residents; Training.

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