Ethics and the GMC core curriculum: A survey of resources in UK medical schools
UNSPECIFIED. (1997) Ethics and the GMC core curriculum: A survey of resources in UK medical schools. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS, 23 (2). pp. 82-87. ISSN 0306-6800Full text not available from this repository.
Objectives - To study the resources available and resources needed for ethics teaching to medical students in UK medical schools as required by the new GMC core curriculum.
Design - A structured questionnaire was piloted and then circulated to deans of medical schools.
Setting - All UK medical schools
Results - Eighteen out of 28 schools completed the questionnaire, the remainder either indicating that their arrangements were ''under review'' (4) or not responding (6). Among those responding: 1) library resources, including video and information technology were found to be fairly well developed; 2)many schools had a good supply of handouts and sample cases for teaching; 3) most had a written syllabus, and 4) two-thirds examined in the subject. However, many schools indicated that there was an urgent need for: 1) full-time teachers (most ethics reaching is still by part-time and voluntary, staff); funding for books and journals, and 3) additional teaching materials (including further case vignettes, handouts and sample exam questions).
Conclusions - There has been a considerable overall improvement in resources for medical ethics teaching since the time ofthe last national survey (The Pond Report).(1) However, provision varies widely from medical school to medical school. The particular needs identified were for full-ti,ne teachers, library resources and teaching materials. Wider use of existing organisations concerned with medical ethics could help to meet these needs.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS|
|Publisher:||PROF SCI PUBL|
|Official Date:||April 1997|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 82-87|
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