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Our profession in the public’s eyes – do we have to worry?

Our profession in the public’s eyes – do we have to worry?

Gabriel M. Gurman, MD
Chief Editor
gurman@bgu.ac.il

I must confess that although this topic interests me a lot, and not only from yesterday or yesteryear, the decision to discuss it in our Newsletter came out of a recent article published in September 2016 in the prestigious English newspaper The Guardian and signed “Anonymous”.

The production pressure and the anaesthesiologist – how do we perform?

The production pressure and the anaesthesiologist – how do we perform?

Gabriel M. Gurman
Chief Editor
gurman@bgu.ac.il

It has been a long time since hospital administrations, all over the world, found out that the operating room (OR) represents a genuine financial source, rather than an embarrassing place of work, full of demands and high wages.

This “discovery” led almost instantaneously to a sustained campaign of increasing the OR performance by increasing not only the number of active hours but also the efficiency of the staff per unit of time. This phenomenon was named “production pressure” and it was clearly documented in the classical paper of Gaba et al.

Did we really close the gap?

Did we really close the gap?

Gabriel M. Gurman
Chief Editor

Many years ago, immediately after the fall of the Iron Curtain, a serious process of closing the professional distances between the two parts of the continent started, and the WFSA promoted a series of programs and projects with the aim of offering our colleagues from Eastern Europe the necessary help to overcome the huge differences in their daily practice.

Interview with Dr. Claudia Marquez Simoes

Interview with Dr. Claudia Marquez Simoes

Dr. Claudia Marquez Simoes, Sao Paolo, Brazil, from the Sao Paolo State Society of Anaesthesiology (SAESP), attended Euroanaesthesia, London, May 2016.
She was very kind to answer some questions related to this event and the continuation of the relations between the two societies.