iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for The Simulated Patient

Listen now 30 mins

Listen in pop-out player

Last on

Tue 12 Aug 2008 11:00 BBC Radio 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 24 March 2008

Documentary looking at an unusual aspect of medical training. Medical schools hire actors to play the roles of patients in order to allow trainee doctors to practise the art of breaking bad news. Some older doctors are sceptical about the value of such education.


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss