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'It gives you an understanding you can't get from any book.' The relationship between medical students' and doctors' personal illness experiences and their performance: a qualitative and quantitative study.

Woolf, K; Cave, J; McManus, IC; Dacre, JE; (2007) 'It gives you an understanding you can't get from any book.' The relationship between medical students' and doctors' personal illness experiences and their performance: a qualitative and quantitative study. BMC Medical Education , 7 , Article 50. 10.1186/1472-6920-7-50. Green open access

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Abstract

Anecdotes abound about doctors' personal illness experiences and the effect they have on their empathy and care of patients. We formally investigated the relationship between doctors' and medical students' personal illness experiences, their examination results, preparedness for clinical practice, learning and professional attitudes and behaviour towards patients.

Type: Article
Title: 'It gives you an understanding you can't get from any book.' The relationship between medical students' and doctors' personal illness experiences and their performance: a qualitative and quantitative study.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6920-7-50
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-7-50
Language: English
Additional information: © 2007 Woolf et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Attitude of Health Personnel, Attitude to Health, Critical Illness, Educational Measurement, Empathy, Evaluation Studies as Topic, Female, Humans, Life Change Events, London, Male, Physician-Patient Relations, Physicians, Qualitative Research, Questionnaires, Students, Medical
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > UCL Medical School
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/144278
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