Deception and Death in Medical Simulation

From the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (R.D.T., E.C.M.), Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (R.D.T.) and Department of Psychiatry (E.C.M), Boston Children's Hospital
Simulation in healthcare: journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (Impact Factor: 1.48). 02/2013; 8(1):1-3. DOI: 10.1097/SIH.0b013e3182869fc2
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