Outcomes Assessment of an Education Program to Enhance Ethics and Professionalism in Dental Hygiene Practice

TitleOutcomes Assessment of an Education Program to Enhance Ethics and Professionalism in Dental Hygiene Practice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBowen, DM, Paarmann, CS, Christie, CR
JournalJournal of Dental Hygiene
Volume81
Pagination92-92
Publication Languageeng
Keywords& , DENTAL , ethics , hygiene , orientations , professional , PROFESSIONALISM , research , STUDENTS , Study , teaching
AbstractThis article describes the development of a long-term program to incorporate ethics education in a dental program. The authors describe the process of developing the program in all its aspects and the results of the evaluation of the program. Graduating seniors and alumni were asked to fill out surveys and participate in interviews. The authors found that all of the participants interviewed either strongly or moderately agreed that their ability to reason about ethical dilemmas in dental hygiene was improved, that they demonstrated professional conduct in their daily practice, and that their professional decisions were consistent with dental hygiene standards of care and legal regulations.
NotesBowen, Denise M. Paarmann, Carlene S. Christie, Carole R.; Source Info: Fall2007, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p92; Subject Term: DENTAL hygiene; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: DENTAL students; Subject Term: DENTAL ethics; Subject Term: PROFESSIONALISM; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL orientations; Subject Term: STUDY & teaching; Number of Pages: 1p; Document Type: Article
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