Thursday, February 23, 2006

Re-centering the Patient in Clinical Education

Re-centering the Patient in Clinical Education: "Reconfiguring the Patient-Doctor Dynamic. Given the general state of upheaval that exists in health care and its effect on hospital practice, solutions for the physician-in-training who has little time or impetus to 'connect' and truly care for patients emotionally and physically seem few and far between. It seems logical that until reforms adjust the current imbalance in health care, residency and early practice will be tough and potentially alienating experiences for physicians looking to engage fully in the care of patients."
Sometimes we need medical students to remind us of how dehumanising modern medical education can be .

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