The decline of clinical contact in medicine

Lancashire, Bill, Hore, Craig T. and Fassett, Robert G. (2009) The decline of clinical contact in medicine. Medical Journal of Australia, 191 9: 508-510.

Author Lancashire, Bill
Hore, Craig T.
Fassett, Robert G.
Title The decline of clinical contact in medicine
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2009-11-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 191
Issue 9
Start page 508
End page 510
Total pages 3
Editor M. Van Der Weyden
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
9302 Teaching and Instruction
Abstract Patient contact with medical students and clinicians may be on the decline. * Increasing medical graduate numbers, workforce and training demands, and the institution of safe working hours are putting pressure on opportunities for direct clinical interaction. * Medical education curricula and clinical postgraduate education supervisors must ensure that students and junior doctors recognise the importance of hands-on clinical contact with patients. * Although many new developments aid health care efficiencies and can assist with the complexities of care required in a modern hospital, clinicians need to maintain their focus on the patient.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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