Teaching and assessing medical ethics: where are we now?

TitleTeaching and assessing medical ethics: where are we now?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMattick, K, Bligh, J
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number03066800
Accession Number20518501
Keywords& , -- , Britain , Colleges; , EDUCATION; , ethics , GREAT , Medical , Moral , Study , teaching;
AbstractThis study focused on how United Kingdom medical schools include ethics education in their overall curricula, and the success of their programs. From the twenty-two schools who responded, seventeen deemed their aims for ethics teaching to be successful. Twenty felt ethics should be learnt throughout the course and 13 said ethics teaching and learning should be fully integrated horizontally. Twenty felt variety in assessment was important and three tools was the preferred number. The most successful aspects of courses were perceived to be their integrated nature and the small group teaching; weaknesses were described as a need for still greater integration and the heavily theoretical aspects of ethics.
NotesMattick, K. 1; Email Address: karen.mattick@pms.ac.uk Bligh, J. 2; Affiliation: 1: Institute of Clinical Education Peninsula Medical School, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK 2: Institute of Clinical Education Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, UK; Source Info: Mar2006, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p181; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: MORAL education; Subject Term: MEDICAL education; Subject Term: MEDICAL colleges; Subject Term: GREAT Britain; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 5p; Illustrations: 2 charts; Document Type: Article
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