In this case, the role of leaders was considered crucial in ensuring the provision of protected time
and due recognition for faculty members' contributions to innovation in teaching.
"It creates a balance between the time we have in hospitals, working alongside consultants who are also going about their jobs, and having protected time
, where we can learn very specific cases and specific learning points, before then taking it back into hospitals and putting that learning into practice.
Our comments are intended to further this important conversation, focusing on three IKT components of the fellowship that we feel warrant further consideration and discussion, including (i) establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships for research and change; (ii) maximizing the use of protected time
for science; and (iii) highlighting the value added to both the academic and health system organizations (Table).
The Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) and federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provide eligible employees who work for covered employers with up to 12 weeks (sometimes more) of protected time
There they have a protected caseload, protected time
for development and frequent reflective supervision as they work towards completion of their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).
"Receiving the Young Investigator Award allows for a year of protected time
during my second year of urologic oncology fellowship training.
A number of other issues are under discussion, including policy on the operation of the $15,000 education fund, ensuring RNs are on the correct pay step and ensuring RNs have protected time
to complete the paperwork associated with their role.
The staff should be provided with training and protected time
to undertake it on a regular basis.1-4 Audit runs in the form of a spiral and aims to bring about incremental improvement in a healthcare system.
The essence is that career development is a continuous process, not necessarily requiring protected time
, though such topics as reflective writing and social media are also addressed.
How did instituting protected time
affect resident research efforts?