Please don't touch me there: the ethics of intimate examinations: Consent is crucial—but don't go too far, for students' and patients' sakes

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7402.1326-a (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1326
  1. Aneel A Bhangu (aneelbhangu@yahoo.co.uk), fourth year medical student
  1. University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR—I agree that patients' consent to procedures is crucial and should be achieved whenever possible and fully, or practice becomes poor and the doors are opened for harm to be done.1

    However, students must be educated, and with more and more students consent is becoming an increasingly serious issue. We had to catheterise a …

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