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Medical education and patients’ responsibilities: back to the future?
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    Medical education and a patients "rights"

    In the recent article by Draper et al. the authors highlight the increasingly difficult task of patient involvement in medical student practical, technical and hands on learning (1). The authors continue by suggesting that ALL patients should be willing to provide practical experience for medical student learning. The suggestion that a "new and more explicit agreement is needed" to perhaps strongly support or perhaps enf...

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    Moral imperative protects the most vulnerable

    Trainees and society alike should embrace the authors’ [1] recommendation to shift the emphasis from patients’ right to refuse student involvement in their care to that of the moral imperative of patients to participate in medical education.

    Our current healthcare system places the burden of medical education upon those who through altruism or disempowerment do not veto student involvement in their care [2]...

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