Teaching fearlessness: a manifesto.

Title

Teaching fearlessness: a manifesto.

Creator

Wear D; Zarconi J; Dhillon N

Publisher

Education for health (Abingdon, England)

Date

2011
2011-12

Description

CONTEXT: Negative role modeling is a plague medical educators fight once students enter the clinical arena. The literature is replete on the fact that students routinely encounter faculty who display attitudes and behaviors inconsistent with the values taught throughout the medical curriculum, particularly in the preclinical years. APPROACH: Using a back and forth between the text of a third-year student's reflective essay and two of her faculty's observations on her negative encounters with several clinical faculty, the authors propose 'teaching for fearlessness.' DISCUSSION: Using Papadimos and Murray's use of 'fearless speech' derived from Foucault's thinking on parrhesia, the authors build a case that students should be encouraged to expose and challenge inequities on behalf of their patients, themselves and the profession at large. CONCLUSIONS: Medical educators should model and provide students with opportunities to develop and use 'fearless speech' as a way to reshape the culture of medical education and patient care.

Subject

Humans; Adaptation; Mentors; *Curriculum; Students; Education; *Learning; Interpersonal Relations; Teaching/*methods; Attitude; Fear/*psychology; Knowledge; Mentorship; Professionalism; Stress; Psychological; Medical/*psychology; Medical/*methods; Faculty-Student Relations – Evaluation; Medical – Evaluation; Role Models – Evaluation

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

668–668

Issue

3

Volume

24

Citation

Wear D; Zarconi J; Dhillon N, “Teaching fearlessness: a manifesto.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 5, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5700.

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