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Table 1 Patients’ approaches to students’ learning

From: Patients’ approaches to students’ learning at a clinical education ward-an ethnographic study

Learning relationship Attending relationship
• Mutual relationship • One-way relationship
• Patient as active participant • Patient as passive participant
• Joint action • Training object
  1. Patient-student encounters and interaction develop in to either a learning relationship or an attending relationship. A learning relationship is based on mutual relationship between patients and students which results in that patients are actively participating in students’ learning and they both experience it as a joint action. An attending relationship is based on one-way relationship between patients and students resulting in patient as a passive participant just letting students to practice on their bodies.