Medical Education for the Future

Identity, Power and Location

  • Alan Bleakley
  • John Bligh
  • Julie Browne
Part of the Advances in Medical Education book series (AMEDUC, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Medical Education—A Democratising Force for Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. MEDICAL EDUCATION – A DEMOCRATISING FORCE FOR MEDICINE

    1. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 3-17
    2. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 19-31
    3. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 33-42
    4. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 43-60
  4. Identity, Power and Location in Medical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
  5. IDENTITY, POWER AND LOCATION IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

    1. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 63-79
    2. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 81-91
    3. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 93-105
    4. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 107-118
    5. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 119-134
    6. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 135-152
    7. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 153-169
    8. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 171-184
  6. Medical Education Research—A Democratising Force for Medical Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
  7. MEDICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH – A DEMOCRATISING FORCE FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

    1. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 187-200
    2. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 201-213
    3. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 215-225
    4. Alan Bleakley, John Bligh, Julie Browne
      Pages 227-239

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of medical education is to benefit patients by improving the work of doctors. Patient centeredness is a centuries old concept in medicine, but there is still a long way to go before medical education can truly be said to be patient centered. Ensuring the centrality of the patient is a particular challenge during medical education, when students are still forming an identity as trainee doctors, and conservative attitudes towards medicine and education are common amongst medical teachers, making it hard to bring about improvements. How can teachers, policy makers, researchers and doctors bring about lasting change that will restore the patient to the heart of medical education? The authors, experienced medical educators, explore the role of the patient in medical education in terms of identity, power and location. Using innovative political, philosophical, cultural and literary critical frameworks that have previously never been applied so consistently to the field, the authors provide a fundamental reconceptualisation of medical teaching and learning, with an emphasis upon learning at the bedside and in the clinic. They offer a wealth of practical and conceptual insights into the three-way relationship between patients, students and teachers, setting out a radical and exciting approach to a medical education for the future.

"This book is a truly visionary contribution to the Flexner centenary. It is compulsory reading for the medical educationalist with a serious concern for the future - and for the welfare of patients and learners in the here and now."

Professor Tim Dornan, University of Manchester Medical School and Maastricht University Graduate School of Health Professions

Keywords

Medical Education Medical Education Research

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Bleakley
    • 1
  • John Bligh
    • 2
  • Julie Browne
    • 3
  1. 1., College of Medicine and DentistryUniversies of Plymouth and ExeterPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., School of MedicineCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., School of Postgraduate Medical and DentaCardiff UniversityHeath Park, CardiffUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9692-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9691-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9692-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1298
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1301
  • About this book