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5. Presence of students/trainees during examinations

5.1 Whenever students or trainees are working with a radiographer or observing, as part of their training, it is a requirement that their presence is explained to the patient and the patient’s permission is sought for the student(s) to be present during the examination.

5.2 For student observation of intimate procedures (eg, transrectal/transvaginal ultrasound, mammography, prostate brachytherapy, etc) as part of their training requirement, the patients’ explicit verbal consent for a student(s) to be present must be sought prior to entering the examination room. Patients must be made aware of the type and number of students who will be present and be advised they can decline without fear of offence  or of compromising their examination or treatment13.

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