Legal Methods for Medical Professionals: Implementing a Medical School Rotation in the Law School to Promote Greater Cooperation and Understanding between the Professions

14 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2018

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

During the past decade, I taught basic principles of health law and bioethics to both law students and medical students, but in separate settings. Both sets of students are bright, eager learners, but I found a lack of trust and heightened sense of competition between the two. This is something I wanted to change - or at least I wanted to be a part of a change that could lead to greater cooperation and better relations between the two professions. Thus, the idea of the joint course was born to combat the lack of mutual understanding that begins early in the professional education process, where there is little to no opportunity for meaningful dialogue or debate between medical and law students.

Keywords: Legal education, medical education, bioethics

Suggested Citation

Coughlin, Christine Nero, Legal Methods for Medical Professionals: Implementing a Medical School Rotation in the Law School to Promote Greater Cooperation and Understanding between the Professions (2012). Annals of Health Law, Vol. 21, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3134744

Christine Nero Coughlin (Contact Author)

Wake Forest University - School of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 7206
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
6
Abstract Views
177
PlumX Metrics