Ethics Cases: Do they Elicit Different Levels of Ethical Reasoning?

Belinda Kenny, Michelle Lincoln, Felicity Killian

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Ethics education is widely accepted as a fundamental component of health care professionals’ personal and professional development (Goldie 2000). Universities must be satisfied that students have reached a minimum standard of ethical competence as well as clinical competence before they enter their chosen professions (Wong and Cheung 2003). However, educators have questioned whether bioethics courses adequately prepare graduates to manage the ethical issues they experience in professional practice (Elkin 2004). Student evaluations indicate formal ethics courses are helpful for introducing theoretical concepts but provide limited strategies for responding to practice dilemmas (West and Chur-Hansen 2004).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-275
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Academic Ethics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes


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