A healing curriculum Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate
  • Physician's Role
  • Professional Practice

abstract

  • We describe an undergraduate programme, entitled 'Physicianship', based on the fundamental premise that healing is the doctor's primary obligation. Explicit training in a specific clinical method, whose cardinal features include observation, attentive listening and clinical reasoning, emphasises the knowledge and skills necessary to effect this theoretical framework. The understanding of illnesses emphasises loss of homeostasis, whereas the physical examination highlights impairments of function. The educational experience is enriched with numerous opportunities for self-reflection.

publication date

  • December 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2007.02905.x

PubMed ID

  • 17979950

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1193

end page

  • 201

volume

  • 41

number

  • 12