PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 68, No. 3, JUNE 2018

AWARENESS OF MEDICAL ETHICS IN UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS- A LITERATURE REVIEW

Farhan Ahmed Majeed, Nilofar Mustafa, Abdul Rehman Azeem, Muhammad Waqar Sharif

Abstract

Medical ethics is a core issue for all specialties and is encompassed in professionalism. It is a presumption that not dealt appropriately in the undergraduate teaching curriculum. There is a paucity of awareness lectures and seminar workshops in teaching setups for medical ethics for undergraduates in developing countries. The current policy of PMDC does not provide a centralized curriculum for teaching of medical ethics in medical colleges, which results in lack of logical ethical reasoning among students. There is a need to develop a medical ethics curriculum taught by medical ethics department in every medical college in collaboration with the clinicians with real life case scenarios. Students should be evaluated through examinations at the end of every year with fixed hours dedicated to the teaching of the curriculum. Only, through these measures patient satisfaction will improve and medicine can achieve its lost glory and nobility in our part of the world.

Keywords : Department, Medical ethics, Medical college, PMDC, Workshops.



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