Vol VII, Issue 1 Date of Publication: January 10, 2022
DOI: "https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2021.038

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Are patients comfortable with medical students examining them?

Shruthi Ravishankar
A key feature of medical curricula across the world is the interaction of medical students with patients at teaching hospitals. However, patients may not be comfortable engaging with medical students in certain situations, and there are a number of possible reasons for this. Teaching hospitals often overlook the need to take consent for such interactions. Certain measures can be taken to increase the confidence of patients in the medical students treating them. Studies on the subject make it clear that this ethical question is common throughout the world.

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©Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2021: Open Access and Distributed under the Creative Commons license ( CC BY-NC-ND 4.0),
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