Caring for students: A teacher's view

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  • P. K. Rangachari

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    1. Department of Medicine, Honours Biology-Pharmacology Co-operative Programme, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    • Department of Medicine, Honours Biology-Pharmacology Co-operative Programme, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada. McMaster University, Health Sciences Centre, Room 3N5C, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada. Tel.: 905-525-9140 (ext 22589); Fax: 905-522-3454
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Abstract

The asymmetry in power relations that exist between physicians and patients also exist between teachers and students. Thus, the dimensions of student care are analogous to those of patient care. The interactions between teachers and students are analyzed using the framework of the principles of beneficence (non-maleficence), autonomy, and justice, which have been generally applied to physician-patient interactions.

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