If our studies depend on plagiarism which in fact is dishonesty or cheating, we will definitely carry it into our profession.

If our studies depend on plagiarism which in fact is dishonesty or cheating, we will definitely carry it into our profession. As you said, we will be prone to falsifying important patient data that could easily jeopardize patient care. The concept of evidence-based practice will suffer because we will be using ideas that are not ours and surely with no clue on how they should work. It is therefore very important that we show respect for other author’s work by giving them the credit they deserve.