Friday, December 5, 2014

The Courage to Speak Up

"... I was learning another important fact: a large part of my ethical
education was going to happen behind the closed doors of a call room."

This reflection on the teaching of ethics in medical education suggests that educators must need to intentionally create a safe environment for the discussion of ethics. Too often, the discussion of ethics takes place with other students or residents.... not the attending... behind the closed doors of a call room.

On Cultivating the Courage to Speak Up: The Critical Role of Attendings in the Moral Development of Physicians in Training