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J Educ Ethics Nurs 2012, 1(1): 1-7 Back to browse issues page
The place of ethics in Iranian medical education
F Adel, Gh Ataei
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  Introduction :

  Today, advanced technology in medical treatment involves in the evolution of complex social and which gives medical ethics a special status and makes it indispensable for medical training. Medical ethics based on religious teachings has been recently brought to the fore. In this regard medical ethics, as an applied system, has always sought new solutions for ethical problems.

  Materials and Methods :

  The method for this research was qualitative, using an applied interpretive approach while focusing on the significance and stages of development in education of medical ethics .


  The first aim of medical ethics is to elevate the practitioners’ ability to give health care to patients and support their families . However it is not just a development of personality, but the recognition of ethics, using the appropriate relevant knowledge, analysis of the problem and making decisions about the process should also be considered . Thus , students’ active participation in the learning process is very important.

  Conclusions :

  Medical ethics education based on theoretical training (traditional approach) cannot meet the health system’s needs for responsible and professional physicians. Therefore changing the current methods of training and using new methods based on society can benefit both the health profession and patients. After a reviewing the current status of medical ethics education in our country, this paper suggests solutions for reforming the educational structure.


Keywords: Medical Ethics, Education, Medical Sciences
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/12/24 | Accepted: 2013/09/28 | Published: 2013/09/28
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Adel F, Ataei G. The place of ethics in Iranian medical education. J Educ Ethics Nurs. 2012; 1 (1) :1-7
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