Teaching ethics in dental schools: trends, techniques, and targets.

TitleTeaching ethics in dental schools: trends, techniques, and targets.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBerk, NW
JournalJournal of dental education
Date Published2001 Aug
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0022-0337
KeywordsCURRICULUM , DENTAL , DENTISTRY , education , ethics , Humans , Instructional Methods , Problem-Based , STUDENTS , teaching
AbstractThe importance of promoting ethical behavior in dental students is reflected in the emphasis on formal ethics teaching within the curricula of most dental schools. Over the last three decades, dental educators have addressed the need for ethics training and examined varied teaching approaches. Today, state-of-the-art ethics education has moved from purely didactic instruction to more interactional teaching methods that promote student introspection and group problem-solving. This paper provides an overview of trends in ethics teaching in dental schools and the current teaching approaches advocated in health science schools. In addition, future needs in dental ethics education are explored including the importance of addressing the unique aspects of the dental education environment.
Home Web Sitehttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11518245?dopt=Abstract
Alternate JournalJ Dent Educ
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PubMed ID11518245