ERIC Number: EJ514951
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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Philosophy and Medical Education.
Kopelman, Loretta M.
Academic Medicine, v70 n9 p795-805 Sep 1995
It is argued that study of philosophy in medical school develops better physicians by teaching salient views of ethical, social, and conceptual problems arising in medical practice. Students learn to examine assumptions, broaden perspectives and gain self-knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, generate tolerance and skepticism about dogma, and cultivate empathy. An annotated bibliography of related resources is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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