Teaching medical ethics: what is the impact of role models? Some experiences from Swedish medical schools

TitleTeaching medical ethics: what is the impact of role models? Some experiences from Swedish medical schools
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLynoe, N, Löfmark, R, Thulesius, HO
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume34
Pagination315-316
Publication Languageeng
Keywords& , colleges , ethics , Medical , models , rates , RESPONSE , ROLE , Study , SWEDEN , teaching ,
AbstractThis study looked at 409 Swedish medical students to look at what influenced their attitudes and interests in medical ethics. At the end of their first, fifth and last terms, students from six medical schools in Sweden participated in an attitude survey. The survey found that students interest in medical ethics increased if they had experience with good role models during their educational experience, and decreased in relation to their experience with poor role models.
NotesLynoe, N. 1; Email Address: niels.lynoe@ki.se Löfmark, R. 1 Thulesius, H. O. 2; Affiliation: 1: Unit of Medical Ethics, LIME, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 2: Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Family Medicine, Lund University, Sweden; Source Info: Apr2008, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p315; Subject Term: MEDICAL ethics – Study & teaching; Subject Term: ROLE models; Subject Term: MEDICAL colleges; Subject Term: RESPONSE rates; Subject Term: SWEDEN; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 2p; Illustrations: 1 chart, 1 diagram; Document Type: Article
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