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Appraising the profile of ethics, law and professionalism in basic medical education


Worthington, RP and Becker, G and Hays, RB, Appraising the profile of ethics, law and professionalism in basic medical education, Revista Investigacion en Educacion Medica pp. 209-213. ISSN 2007-5057 (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]

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Substantial variation exists between schools and countries as regards the role of ethics, law and professionalism in medical curricula. Greater consistency of approach is needed between schools and countries to better safeguard standards of professional practice. From an international perspective these subjects are the focus of increasing attention as the nature of medical practice and regulation changes. This paper offers practical suggestions for raising the educational profile and integrating ethics, law and professionalism into medical curricula. Dealing with the subjects effectively during early medical training helps provide an appropriate grounding for future learning and practice.

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Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:medical education, ethics, professionalism
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health policy evaluation
UTAS Author:Hays, RB (Professor Richard Hays)
ID Code:101767
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-07-07
Last Modified:2015-07-07

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