Online help for medical students (and the rest of us) to deal with real life dilemmas
The General Medical Council (GMC) has created the interactive Medical students: Professional values in Action to bring its guidance to life and help understand how it would be applied in day-to-day situations.
Medical students can also test their knowledge through several quiz questions and case study dilemmas. They can take on the role of either a medical student or the medical school and face a variety of challenging situations encountered on clinical placements or during their time at medical school. All of the activities reinforce good practice in line with the GMC guidance; Medical students: professional values and fitness to practise.
Interactive Case Studies from the GMC
GMP in Action brings the GMC’s ethical guidance to life. Choose what the doctor should do in a series of case studies highlighting how the principles might work in practice.
Choose this waiting room to consider issues from Good Medical Practice, including: raising concerns about colleagues; supporting self-care; conscientious objection; and advertising.
These case studies explore principles from GMC guidance about consent and about children, including: access to children’s medical records; if a young person refuses treatment; discussing risks; and assessing capacity.
Choose waiting room 3 for case studies exploring issues including: maintaining professional boundaries with former patients; child protection concerns; and raising concerns about patient safety.
Case studies in part 4 consider issues from the 2009 confidentiality guidance including reporting knife wounds and responding to press criticism, and also highlight guidance on management and consent.
Case studies in waiting room 5 deal with issues surrounding end of life care, and explore different situations where disclosure of confidential information may be justified in the public interest.