Iwona Stolarek

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AIM To look for factors mitigating for or against first-year postgraduate house surgeons (PGY1) gaining experience in examination and procedural skills. METHODS Ten PGY1s at Hutt Hospital (Lower Hutt, New Zealand) filled in self-reporting questionnaires to assess the impact of 6 months of on-the-ward training on their baseline competence in clinical(More)
AIM To assess the impact of a simulation workshop prior to starting clinical work, on the practical and examination skills of first-year postgraduate house surgeons (PGY1s) starting at Hutt Hospital (Lower Hutt, New Zealand) and to compare this to 6 months of clinical ward experience alone. METHODS Self-reporting questionnaires on clinical examination,(More)
AIM To investigate how quality and patient safety domains are being taught in the pre-registration curricula of health profession education programmes in New Zealand. METHODS All tertiary institutions providing training for medicine, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dietetics and 11 other allied health professions in New Zealand(More)
‘We see it in our old age homes. For example, in the fact that people are told you can’t have a drink. You can’t have a cocktail at the end of the day. Because it’s not safe. [In Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End] I describe meeting an Alzheimer’s patient, 85 years old, who’s hoarding cookies because they have a medically(More)
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