BMA calls on UK government to review ethics teaching
- By: Clare Hughes
The BMA has called on the UK government for an “urgent review of medical ethics teaching at medical school.” Raanan Gillon, deputy chairman of the BMA's medical ethics committee, said, “The core curriculum makes sure that medical ethics are taught in medical schools, but there's quite a bit of anecdotal evidence that it's pretty patchy.
“Quite a lot of doctors are still keen to get on with the hard stuff-teaching people how to do medicine, but are less enthusiastic bout getting students to think about what they ought to be doing.
“Since there has been virtually no comparative evaluation of the different teaching models used across the UK, we still don't know what works best. Just as medicine is evidence based, so should our ducation programmes be based on what actually works.”
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