Legal aspects of training

Keywords:

legal, consent form, legal, liability of trainer, medical education, medical secret, training.

A. WATRELOT

PRESIDENT OF ASSPRO (ASSOCIATION POUR LA PREVENTION DU RISQUE OPÉRATOIRE)
Hôpital NATECIA, 22 avenue Rockefeller-69008-LYON, France.

Abstract

Training is essential to achieve medical education and acquire skill allowing good medical practice. Training involves legal aspects such as liability of the trainer or supervisor, need to obtain a clear consent from the patients involved in teaching activities and measures which have to be taken in order to ensure that confidentiality and medical secret are not submit to any breech. Also there are differences between training of already qualified doctors and training of students; legal aspects are different if the training is given in private practice or in university hospital. Legislation is evolving and it is probably time to establish clear guidelines useful for every professional involved in teaching /training activities.