Making the Rounds: The Ethical Development of Medical Students in the Context of Clinical Rotations

Authors

  • Chris Feudtner M.D., Ph.D.,

    Candidate
    1. Department of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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    • Chris Feudtner and Dimitri A. Christakis, “Making the Rounds: The Ethical Development of Medical Students in the Context of Clinical Rotations,” Hastings Center Report 24, no. 1 (1994): 6–12.

  • Dimitri A. Christakis

    1. Intern at Children's Hospital and Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle
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    • Chris Feudtner and Dimitri A. Christakis, “Making the Rounds: The Ethical Development of Medical Students in the Context of Clinical Rotations,” Hastings Center Report 24, no. 1 (1994): 6–12.


Abstract

Medical students newly arrived on the wards encounter frustrating ethical predicaments that are complicated by students' place in the hospital hierarchy. A careful scrutiny of medical social structure and culture may enable medical schools to offer their students a more effective ethics education.

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