Paul A. Bradley

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BACKGROUND Anatomy learning is generally seen as essential to medicine, and exposure to cadavers is generally seen as essential to anatomy learning around the world. Few voices dissenting from these propositions can be identified. AIMS This paper aims to consider arguments relating to the use of cadavers in anatomy teaching, and to describe the rationale(More)
BACKGROUND Progress testing is a form of longitudinal examination which, in principle, samples at regular intervals from the complete domain of knowledge considered a requirement for medical students on completion of the undergraduate programme. Over the course of the programme students improve their scores on the test, enabling them, as well as staff, to(More)
Active and sensitively managed patient involvement in medical education is vital in the drive toward the development of tomorrow's doctors' patient-centered professionalism. Bedside teaching encounters (BTE) involve clinicians, medical students, and patients, and comprise a formative and focused activity through which students learn both the "whats" and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In many emergency departments advanced life support (ALS) trained nurses do not assume a lead role in advanced resuscitation. This study investigated whether emergency nurses with previous ALS training provided good team leadership in a simulated cardiac arrest situation. METHODS A prospective study was conducted at five(More)
This study aims to explore quantitatively and qualitatively students' attitudes towards peer physical examination (PPE) and the influence of demographics on students' willingness to participate in PPE. A total of 296 first-year medical students from two consecutive cohorts at the Peninsula Medical School, UK completed the EFS questionnaire. Quantitative(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the incidence of animal bites increases at the time of a full moon. DESIGN Retrospective observational analysis. SETTING Accident and emergency department at a general hospital in an English city. SUBJECTS 1621 consecutive patients, irrespective of age and sex. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Number of patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Although recent quantitative research suggests that medical students are reluctant to engage in peer physical examination (PPE) of intimate body regions, we do not know why. AIM This article explores first-year medical students' anxieties about PPE of intimate body regions at six schools. METHODS Using the Examining Fellow Students (EFS)(More)
CONTEXT Peer physical examination (PPE) has been employed for several decades as part of the formal curriculum for learning clinical skills. Most of the existing studies exploring students' attitudes towards PPE are single-site and use quantitative methods. Currently, there is a lack of theoretical underpinning to PPE as a learning method. METHODS Using(More)
With opportunities for dissection and examination of sick patients decreasing, the role of peer physical examination (PPE) is increasing. This study explores students' attitudes towards PPE and the relationship between attitudes and demographics. A total of 129 first-year medical students from the Peninsula Medical School completed the Examining Fellow(More)