Surgical autonomy: A resident perspective and the balance of teacher development with operative independence.

Title

Surgical autonomy: A resident perspective and the balance of teacher development with operative independence.

Creator

Cassidy DJ;McKinley SK;Ogunmuyiwa J;Mullen JT;Phitayakorn R;Petrusa Emil;Kim MJ

Publisher

American Journal of Surgery

Date

2020
2020-10-22

Description

BACKGROUND: This study aims to understand the perspectives of operative autonomy of surgical residents at various postgraduate levels. METHODS: Categorical general surgery residents at a single academic residency were invited to participate in focus groups to discuss their opinions and definitions of operative autonomy. Employing constructivist thematic analysis, focus groups were audio recorded, transcribed, and inductively analyzed using a constant comparative technique. RESULTS: Twenty clinical surgical residents participated in 6 focus groups. Overarching themes identified include autonomy as a dynamic, progressive path to operative independence and the complex interaction of resident-as-teacher development and operative autonomy. Four within operative case themes were intrinsic factors, extrinsic factors, autonomy promoting or inhibiting behaviors, and the relationship between residents and attendings. CONCLUSION: Residents define operative autonomy as a progressive and dynamic pathway to operative independence. Teacher development is viewed as both an extension beyond operative independence and potentially in conflict with their colleagues' development.

Subject

Teaching; Autonomy; Operative independence; Resident education; Resident training

Format

journalArticle

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ISSN

1879-1883 0002-9610

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Update Year & Number

October 2020 List

Citation

Cassidy DJ;McKinley SK;Ogunmuyiwa J;Mullen JT;Phitayakorn R;Petrusa Emil;Kim MJ, “Surgical autonomy: A resident perspective and the balance of teacher development with operative independence.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11338.

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