Today, very little is taboo, yet some things are still not discussed openly, because of fear of stigmatization or discrimination. What topics are taboo in medicine? Are there “elephants in the room” that aren’t said aloud? Using the Taboo Scenes Template, students draw two scenes, using 4 panels for each scene: 1) the most unexpected or outrageous thing a student ever heard in the hospital or medical clinic; and 2) something a patient is afraid to talk about with a doctor.
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