Can we use simulations to teach medical ethics?


14.00 – 17.00 December 1st, 2017 A6


Author/s
Aurelija Blaževičienė, PhD
Jūratė Macijauskienė, PhD
Presenter
Aurelija Blaževičienė, PhD
Jūratė Macijauskienė, PhD

Affiliations
Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Background
Medical ethics is an important topic for all healthcare professionals. It is a difficult subject to teach students in healthcare. Incorporating ethical issues to guide decision making poses a challenge when there are conflicts between ethical principles.
Unlike clinical practice, the goals of integrating medical ethics into the medical and nursing students curriculum are to provide a useful framework for understanding and analyzing ethical conflicts, which will inspire students to make thoughtful ethical clinical decisions, rather than providing precise strategies and exact answers for management of specific situations. Educators may struggle to design effective and meaningful educational experiences that can not only develop an understanding of ethical principles, but also demonstrate application of these principles.

Intended outcomes
Participants will learn (1) how to distinguish the medical problem from ethics problem; (2) will have opportunity to make an ethical decision;(3) discuss the possibilities of patient choices and wishes implementation in the real life.

Structure
Interactive seminar with time for practical exercises.

Who should attend?
All who is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate health professionals’ education, health care workers, clinical managers, and hospital administration.