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The use of patients in health care education: the need for ethical justification.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9800586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper addresses ethical concerns emanating from the practice of using patients for health care education. It shows how some of the ways that patients are used in educational strategies to bridge theory-practice gaps can cause harm to patients and patient-practitioner relationships, thus failing to meet acceptable standards of professional practice. This will continue unless there is increased awareness of the need for protection of human rights in teaching situations. Unnecessary exposure of patients, failing to obtain explicit consent, causing harm to vulnerable or disadvantaged groups and inappropriate use of information, though normally regarded as unacceptable professional practices, may go unrecognised in meeting educational needs, widening rather than narrowing theory-practice gaps.
L Bindless
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical ethics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0306-6800     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Ethics     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-22     Completed Date:  1999-02-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513619     Medline TA:  J Med Ethics     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-9     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
University of Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
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MeSH Terms
Behavioral Research
Confidentiality / legislation & jurisprudence
Ethics, Medical*
Health Education*
Informed Consent / legislation & jurisprudence
Patient Advocacy*
Patient Rights*
Physician-Patient Relations*
Research Subjects
Social Responsibility
State Medicine
Vulnerable Populations

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