Learning without a script

When we hit the wards to practise on patients, I found that things had changed from when I was a student. The patients were all much sicker and the celebrated model for the delivery of their care was akin to the streamlined assembly line of the automotive industry.

I hastily retreated from the wards and invited an assortment of my own patients to come to hospital and help me teach.

As with any true educational experience, this teacher learned as much, if not more, than the