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Exploring the perceived medical ethics and law training needs of UK foundation doctors: MEL Training Needs for Foundation Doctors

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>7/01/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Medical Teacher
Issue number1
Volume42
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)92-100
Publication statusPublished
Early online date26/09/19
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Foundation doctors (FDs) encounter a wide range of ethical and legal issues during their first two years of work. Despite ethics being a key part of most modern undergraduate curricula, FDs can struggle with the issues they see. This study is based on results from an on-line survey answered by 479 UK FDs regarding their medical law and ethics learning needs, and their undergraduate training in this area. Over two-thirds stated they would wish to receive MEL training as an FD on self-discharge against medical advice (∼71%), sedating patients (∼70%), decision making in emergency medicine (∼67%), and withholding and withdrawing treatment (∼66%). Over half of all respondents want MEL training during their Foundation Programme on DNACPR orders (∼63%), dealing with patients with suicidal intent (∼59%), Mental Health Act (∼55%), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (∼54%), and end of life care (∼53%). We therefore propose a minimum curriculum for ethics and law training for FDs based on these topics, as well as cases brought by the FDs themselves.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Medical Teacher on 26/09/2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0142159X.2019.1665636