|Dublin Core||PKP Metadata Items||Metadata for this Document|
|1.||Title||Title of document||Nonmaleficence in medical training: Balancing patient care and efficient education|
|2.||Creator||Author's name, affiliation, country||Steven J Girdler; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1468 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029, USA|
The principle of nonmaleficence requires that every medical action be weighed against all benefits, risks, and consequences, occasionally deeming no treatment to be the best treatment. In medical education, it also applies to performing tasks appropriate to an individual's level of competence and training. Students, residents, and attending physicians alike maintain a beneficence-based responsibility to patients, and attending physicians have a fiduciary responsibility to educate younger generations of doctors.
For medical education to progress, medical students and resident physicians must develop new skills throughout their time in training. Yet involving inexperienced students in delivering patient care can place the value of education and training in opposition to the bioethics values of patient-centred care and nonmaleficence by increasing the risk of harm to patients. Having all medical procedures, examinations, and histories performed by seasoned medical professionals would mitigate the risk but would also destroy the institution of medical education and lead to a shortage of trained professionals. For medical education to be successful, students and their supervisors must balance the principles of nonmaleficence with those of education in order to ensure excellence in both patient care and medical training.
We present a broad discussion of the ethical dilemmas raised by the interaction of medical education and current patient care and suggest guideposts for training practices that satisfy the dual requirements of medical learning and patient-centred care.
|5.||Publisher||Organizing agency, location||Forum for Medical Ethics Society|
|8.||Type||Status & genre|
|9.||Format||File format||HTML , PDF|
|10.||Identifier||Uniform Resource Identifier||https://ijme.in/articles/nonmaleficence-in-medical-training-balancing-patient-care-and-efficient-education/|
|11.||Source||Title; vol., no. (year)||Indian Journal of Medical Ethics;: Online First|
|14.||Coverage||Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.)|
|15.||Rights||Copyright and permissions||
All articles published in IJME are available on its website free of charge. The copyright for published material belongs to IJME/FMES. IJME freely permits the reprint (or reproduction on a website) of articles from the journal, as long as this is for non-commercial use and appropriate credit is given to the author and the journal and publication details are mentioned. The commercial use of our content can be made only after obtaining permission from and on payment to IJME. This is intended to support production of the journal.