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Student doctor concerns over informed patient consent

30 October 2018 Radio New Zealand - Nine to Noon

Informed consent, or patient consent is a vital component for anyone being treated in the medical system, but sometimes practice is falling short of what is ethically acceptable.

Research published recently in the New Zealand Medical Journal revealed that some Auckland med-school students were expected to perform sensitive examinations on patients – without the patients knowledge that they were not qualified doctors.

Radio New Zealand reporter talks with Professor Warwick Bagg, he is the  head of the medical programme at the University of Auckland, Dr Ken Clarke, Chair of the Chief Medical Officers of DHB,  and fourth year medical student, Rebecca Pascoe.

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