Teaching by humiliation 'rife' in hospitals

Three-quarters of medical students are taught by humiliation in hospitals, but up to half of them think it's useful for learning, a new survey says.

The humiliation included teachers being nasty, rude or hostile, and belittling their students, while more overt forms included yelling, shouting, cursing and swearing at them.

The anonymous survey of 146 students at the University of Sydney and the