Using the "Question of Scruples" game to teach managed care ethics to students

TitleUsing the "Question of Scruples" game to teach managed care ethics to students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBaldor, RA, Field, TS, Gurwitz, JH
JournalAcademic Medicine
Volume76
Issue1
Pagination510-1
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsethics , Games , Games, , Instructional , Materials , Methods , Methods, , Pedigogical
AbstractThe article describes a two day workshop held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School to on managed care, covering such issues as health care financing, disease management, capitated managed care for special populations, physician workforce considerations, and ethics. The main focus of the workshop were group discussions of case studies. To overcome "knee-jerk" responses to these cases, the authors used the design of the "A Question of Scruples" game where students are randomly assigned a viewpoint from which to argue from.
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