January 30, 2012

Panel to discuss impact of new resident work hour regulations

Johns Hopkins will host a panel discussion today, Jan. 30, on the new medical resident work hour regulations put in place last year by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The panelists will share their thoughts on how the regulations impact patients and their families, newly minted residents and the culture of medicine.

The event will take place at 4 p.m. in The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Hurd Hall.

“Trading Risks: The Impact of Resident Work Hour Regulations on Patients, Providers and the Future of Health Care” will feature the viewpoints of a diverse group of health care stakeholders affected by the recent work-hour restrictions. The discussion—featuring School of Medicine faculty, a second-year resident and a patient advocate—will be moderated by Catherine DeAngelis, editor in chief emerita of JAMA.

Prominent medical ethicist and author Charles Bosk, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics, will deliver a keynote lecture, which will be followed by a group dialogue and reception.

The event is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Distinguished Speaker Series and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Panel members will be available for questions after the event.