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An ethical dilemma: A case of student training, intermittent service and impact on service delivery

P Govender


One of the fundamental precepts in the training of students in a clinical discipline involves appropriate placement and supervision in order for learning outcomes to be achieved. As an academic/clinical educator, one is at times faced with dilemmas in student placement that challenge one’s personal and professional ethics. This paper highlights one case example that describes student training and the impact on service delivery.

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P Govender, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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Clinical placement; Ethical practice; Clinical training

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African Journal of Health Professions Education 2015;7(1):8. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.405

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Date submitted: 2014-03-13
Date published: 2016-01-26

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