ERIC Number: EJ1041056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Utilizing Codes of Ethics in Health Professions Education
Dahnke, Michael D.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v19 n4 p611-623 Oct 2014
Codes of ethics abound in health care, the aims and purposes of which are multiple and varied, from operating as a decision making tool to acting as a standard of practice that can be operational in a legal context to providing a sense of elevated seriousness and professionalism within a field of practice. There is some doubt and controversy, however, regarding the value and use of these codes both in professional practice and in the education of healthcare professionals. I intend to review and analyze the various aims and purposes of ethics codes particularly within the study and practice of healthcare in light of various criticisms of codes of ethics. After weighing the strength and import of these criticisms, I plan to explore effective means for utilizing such codes as part of the ethics education of healthcare professionals. While noting significant limitations of this tool, both in practice and in education, I plan to demonstrate its potential usefulness as well, in both generating critical thinking within the study of ethics and as a guide for practice for the professional.
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