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Doctors 'setting bad example' to medical students

The teaching practices of senior doctors are contributing to a decline in patient care, according to new research.

The findings of Cardiff University and the University of Dundee suggest that medical students are being pushed to do things they are uncomfortable with - but they feel unable to challenge their superiors when in this position.

Surveys and interviews with hundreds of British medical students show that some senior doctors are setting a far from good example.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 01 Jul 2013
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