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Reflections about medical education and iatrogenesis

Felipe de Medeiros Tavares About the author

Iatrogenesis refers to a psychical or physical harm, caused by medical treatment. However, any professional may commit a medical error, and this depends not only on his technical capacity but also on the doctor-patient relationship. Medical education plays therefore a primordial role in the construction of future physicians less subject to commit Iatrogenesis. This paper approaches the topic from a conceptual view, aiming at encouraging further reflections and discussions in the medical community.

Education, Medical; Iatrogenic Disease; Psychosomatic Medicine

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