A data-generated basis for medical ethics education: categorizing issues experienced by students during clinical training

TitleA data-generated basis for medical ethics education: categorizing issues experienced by students during clinical training
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsBissonette, R, O'Shea, RM, Horwitz, M, Routé, CF
JournalAcademic Medicine
Volume70
Issue11
Pagination1035-7
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsand , Assessment , Development , Development, , Evaluation , Moral , Survey , Survey,
AbstractIn order to design an experience and evidence based approach to medical ethics education, the authors of this article surveyed 250 students at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences about incidents during their clinical training that had raised ethical concerns. The categories of issues identified were professional norms, limits of intervention, defensive shielding of professional colleagues, respect toward patients, communication, and student boundaries (situations where the student feels uncomfortable). The researchers found that the differences between the responses of the sophomores and seniors tend to support other research suggesting a retardation of moral sensitivity in the course of medical education.
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