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Feb 14, 2017

Linda reviews a commentary and literature synthesis that aims to characterize the theoretical foundations of the Socratic method in teaching, and contrast it with pimping by introducing the construct of “psychological safety".

Authors: Stoddard HA, O'Dell DV.

Publication details: Would Socrates Have Actually Used the "Socratic Method" for Clinical Teaching? J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Sep;31(9):1092-6. PubMed Link

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