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A Hidden Stream in Medical Education

Author(s): Attila Bánfalvi
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Debreceni Egyetem Politikatudományi és Szociológiai Intézet
Keywords: hidden curricula; medical education;initiation journey to the South;

Summary/Abstract: The general aim of medical education is the same as in the case of any other ones: creating aprofessional person from a lay one. A special characteristic of this education is a deep riftbetween the lay and the professional perspective. One of the main trends of this trait is thediscrepancy between the open and the hidden curricula.The contents of the hidden curricula, in many cases, cannot support the main messages of theformal one, on the contrary, they provide a different or even contradictory set of norms, values,attitudes. One of the main consequences of these discrepancies is that some medical studentshave been becoming more cynical since their entrance into medical education. The opencurricula emphasize empathy, alleviating pain and suffering, the importance of trust and fidelity,and that the well-being of patients is one of the most important priorities. The hidden curricula at the same time emphasize objectivity, detachment, caution, and being suspicious againstemotions. One of the outcomes of these eventually contradictory tendencies is that the ’woundedhealer’ is not a precondition for becoming a healer, like in archaic times, but a by-product ofmedical education

  • Issue Year: 6/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 56-78
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Hungarian