ERIC Number: EJ631188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Vanquishing Virtue: The Impact of Medical Education.
Coulehan, Jack; Williams, Peter C.
Academic Medicine, v76 n6 p598-605 Jun 2001
Asserts that North American medical education favors an explicit commitment to traditional values of doctoring--empathy, compassion, and altruism--but a tacit commitment to behaviors grounded in an ethic of detachment, self-interest, and objectivity. Explores differing ways (conflation, deflation, and maintaining of values) that students respond to this conflict, and how medical education can encourage "immunity" to non-altruistic values. (EV)
Descriptors: Altruism, Educational Principles, Hidden Curriculum, Medical Education, Medical Students, Student Reaction, Values
Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20037-1127. Web site: http://www.academicmedicine.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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