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Khaghanizadeh M, maleki H, Abbasi M, Abbasi pour A, mesri M. The challenges of medical ethics curriculum: a qualitative study of instructors view. IJMEHM 2012; 5 (2) :70-79
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1- School of Nursing and Medicine and Religion Research Center, Baghiatallah Medical Sciences Research Institute, Tehran, Iran; , khaghanizade11@yahoo.com
2- Department of Educational Planning and Management, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran;
3- Medical Ethics and Law Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;
4- School of Medicine, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran.
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Medical ethics is an interdisciplinary knowledge which increasingly developed during the last 30 years, and nowadays it becomes a part of medical student’s curriculum. Although, the quality of medical education has improved in Iran, but medical ethics teaching has not accomplished effective alteration yet. For deeper and more actual recognition of the challenges of medical ethics curriculum, we interviewed medical ethics instructors in a qualitative study. The data was collected by semi-structured interview with fourteen medical ethics instructors of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1389 and analyzed by Mairing content analyzing approach. Results of this study shows weaknesses and challenges in medical ethics curriculum which presented under five themes: comprehensiveness of goals, composing organization, proportion of content, active teaching method, and comprehensive system of evaluation. According to this the existing weaknesses and challenges of medical ethics curriculum can be considered as important obstacles in moral development of students. Considering those challenges, can develop medical ethics curriculum and introduce new models for medical ethics teaching.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2013/06/15 | Accepted: 2013/07/10 | Published: 2013/07/10

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