DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM FOR PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL AND DENTAL EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM LITERATURE

  • Ayesha Younas Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Ambreen Ansar Wah Medical College, Wah Cantt/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
Keywords: Professionalism, Professional ethics, Undergraduate curriculum

Abstract

The capability and inclination of a physician to act in accordance with accepted moral norms and values is a key constituent of professional conduct; to ensure that medical professionals are mindful of ethical behaviors, educational objectives relating to ethics are now often merged into largergoals for professionalism education. This is because in real life scenarios, ethics and professionalism are almost always intertwined. Thus, it is imperative that the teaching and assessment of medical ethics and professionalism should occur concurrently during the entire continuum of undergraduate medical education. This short communication provides a simple overview of how Professional ethics can be incorporated into the undergraduate medical curriculum in the Pakistani context.

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Published
2020-08-20
How to Cite
Younas, A., & Ansar, A. (2020). DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM FOR PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL AND DENTAL EDUCATION: EVIDENCE FROM LITERATURE. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 70(4), 1211-13. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5123
Section
Short Communication

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