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Study investigates medical students’ “comfort level” in handling clinical ethics issues.

A study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics has examined the extent to which medical students and residents at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the US were comfortable in dealing with clinical ethics issues when confronting them in the course of their training. The study found that “there were only a few clinical ethics issues which more than 70% of respondents felt comfortable in addressing” and concludes that “medical educators should include ethics educational methods within the context of real-time exposure to medical ethics dilemmas experienced by physicians in training.

Read more: http://jme.bmj.com/content/early/2012/10/12/medethics-2011-100300.short?g=w_jme_ahead_tab