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Educación Médica

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SOUSA-MUNOZ, R.L. et al. Opinion of patients on their participation in the practice of teaching medicine in hospital university of Brazil. Educ. méd. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.1, pp.35-37. ISSN 1575-1813.

Aim: To evaluate the patient's perception as a participant of practical lessons of Medicine Hospital of the Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil. Patients and methods: An observational and qualitative study with interviews of patients by students from the School of Medicine at the UFPB. Results: The age of the 54 patients ranged from 20 to 77, 57,1% men and 5.0 ± 3.6 years of schooling, 85,7% said they were not uncomfortable in participating in classes, 51,8% indicated they would accept to participate even if you submit a brief discomfort, 50% have replied that they did not request consent by students. Conclusions: The perception of the patients was positive, but they seemed ambivalent in some ways. Guidelines for direct patient participation in teaching practice are necessary to preserve its training function, without harming the patient.

Keywords : Bioethics; Education; Inpatients; Medical; Undergraduate.

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