Please don't touch me there: the ethics of intimate examinations: What examination is not intimate?

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7402.1326-b (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1326
  1. Nikhil C Kaushik (Nikhil.Kaushik@new-tr.wales.nhs.uk), consultant ophthalmic surgeon
  1. North East Wales Trust Hospital, Wrexham LL13 7TD

    EDITOR—The education and debate article by Coldicott et al is another attempt to justify the obsession with political correctness.1 It presupposes that patients will be quite relaxed after having signed a form agreeing to be examined by medical students while under anaesthesia or in a clinic.

    Patients are anxious …

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