Inching Away From the Barbarians

  title={Inching Away From the Barbarians},
  author={Hassan Soubhi},
  journal={Journal of research in interprofessional practice and education},
  • H. Soubhi
  • Published 26 March 2013
  • Medicine
  • Journal of research in interprofessional practice and education
Sociologist Talcott Parsons used the phrase “barbarian invasion” when he spoke of the birth of new generations of children [1]. I find a grain of truth in the phrase when I think of socializing new generations of healthcare students into their chosen professions. Acquiring the knowledge, attitudes, and values that would enable them to become functional members of their specific professional orders is a long, arduous, but necessary process—all the harder and all the more necessary when we try to… 


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