I find the instructional medical community very strange. With 3 immediate family members working as professionals in medicine, I've seen the oddities first hand. These programs get ran much like fraternities/sororities, with various forms of hazing. The all have their own policies, typically that are much stricter or even contradictory to that of the parent school. Threats are constant - threats of lesser grades, expulsion from the program (irrespective of grades), etc. These programs do generally have long waiting lists for small class sizes, so I understand the desire to make sure people are serious. But all I've seen is powers trips for the most part.
The procedure in question is easily learned during clinicals. So doing it on students sounds lime hazing to me.
Hands on training is hands on.
If the school policy is that its optional, then its optional. If the instructor influenced the student to do it, despite it being optional, then shame on the instructor for coercion, and shame on the student for being gullible.
and safe take down techniques
and hand to hand combat
and practice with the baton on each other
you cant go on patrol without an idea of what to do, and how to do it in a situation
we all have/had ojt (on the job training)
it is part of every job i know of....some things you learn before, some you learn as you go
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At the end of the day, however, the concept that hands on training is needed for some tasks is a valid one. I dont have the knowledge to say what hands on training is, or is not, truly needed for medical procedures. Thus, I give the school leeway.
Subjectively, I dont have alot of sympathy for the students in question. Neither would I have alot of sympathy for a police officer who refused to train hands on with compliance holds with him as the subject.
Last edited by Cryptic; 05-21-15 at 11:22 AM.
It seems the bigger problem is it was done under very unprofessional conditions with lewd conduct on the instructor's part.
At the end of the day, hands on training and / or isntuctiong with a live subject is a valid concept for some medical procedures. This can involve peer to peer, or teacher to student practice. Health care students need to realize and accept that.
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