Medical Education for the Future: Identity, Power and Location by Alan Bleakley
English | PDF,EPUB | 2011 | 293 Pages | ISBN : 9048196914 | 3.45 MB
The purpose of medical education is to benefit patients by improving the work of doctors. Patient centeredness is a centuries old concept in medicine, but there is still a long way to go before medical education can truly be said to be patient centered. Ensuring the centrality of the patient is a particular challenge during medical education, when students are still forming an identity as trainee doctors, and conservative attitudes towards medicine and education are common amongst medical teachers, making it hard to bring about improvements.