Studies on impact of Teaching the Breast Examination Skill Through Lecture, Video, Mannequin and on Real Patients, on Medical Students in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in India
Keywords:Ethical Challenges, Cultural issues, Clinical setting, Female Breast Examination, Medical Student,Health Educator
Teaching of Breast Examination skill to Medical Students is a real challenge all over world as Breast
is an intimate organ. Hence there is increasing effort to find alternative to teaching on real patients for
confidant development of communicative and Palpative skull.
In ethically prohibitive cultures (ie. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) Didactic Lecture followed by Video
demonstration plays significant role in ethically prohibitive cultures in teaching of Breast Examination
Communication skill; where as Didactic Lecture followed by Video demonstration and Mannequin
Demonstration and Practice plays significant role in ethically in teaching of Breast Examination Palpation
In ethically less prohibitive cultures (ie. India) Didactic Lecture followed Bed side demonstration of
Breast examination on real patient plays significant in Communication skill ; where as Didactic Lecture
followed by Video and Bed side demonstration of Breast examination on real patient and Practice plays
significant role in Breast Palpation skill.
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