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Confidentiality and sensitive history-taking

Abhijit M Bal

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2009.039


Abstract

Medical education in India lays a great deal of emphasis on textbooks. Assessments are made on written and oral examinations that are designed to test only knowledge and memory. Attributes such as compassion, confidentiality, ethics, and communication skills are completely ignored or even trivialised.

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