Continuing Medical Education and the Hidden Curriculum: A Commentary on Bansal’s “The Patient is Dead: Continuing Medical Education and the Hidden Curriculum”

Continuing Medical Education and the Hidden Curriculum: A Commentary on Bansal’s “The Patient is Dead: Continuing Medical Education and the Hidden Curriculum”

Shruti Sarkar (People’s College of Medical Sciences, India)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 3
DOI: 10.4018/ijudh.2012010115

Abstract

Death following a chronic and complicated illness in hospital is common. This paper is an account of a physician who perceives such a death in a different and an introspective way hoping to make all stakeholders of health realise their responsibilities beyond the accepted norms. There is need for professionalism and patient centredness in healthcare delivery as is stressed in this narrative. Physicians have an added role of teaching medical students and resident doctors and are reminded that they unknowingly transmit their professional identity onto the learners by the manner in which they deal with patients.

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