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Trust in Health Care
May 13, 2019

Trust Between Teachers and Learners

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque
  • 2Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2019;321(22):2157-2158. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.22130

In health care, the ability to earn and give trust is an important human act. It requires individuals to put their own welfare in the hands of another and have confidence that their vulnerability will be reciprocated with something important to them. While trust between patients and their physicians is well established as a keystone of care, the essential nature of trust between physician teachers and their peer or more junior learners has become a more central concern of health professions educators.

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