Please don't touch me there: the ethics of intimate examinations: Integrated approach to teaching and learning clinical skills

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7402.1327-a (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1327
  1. Debra Nestel (debra.nestel@med.monash.edu.au), lecturer,
  2. Roger Kneebone, senior lecturer in surgical education
  1. Centre for Medical and Health Sciences Education, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia
  2. Department of Surgical Oncology and Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY

    EDITOR—Coldicott et al raise several issues.1 How do students acquire clinical skills without practising on patients? Rather than contribute to the ethical debate, we propose that alternatives be explored to support students in the development of clinical skills.

    Coldicott et al recognise that technical skill is just one …

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