Teaching biomedical ethics as professionalism in the United States

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Mark G. Kuczewski

Abstract

Medical education in the United States has incorporated the teaching of biomedical ethics into its efforts to promote "professionalism" as an area of competence. I outline the reasons for the popularity of this approach and show that it is a promising movement that has the possibility for a salutary renewal of the vocation of the physician. I also explore some of the pitfalls of this approach such as the trivialization of the concept of professionalism. Nevertheless, this approach may provide a foundation for fruitful dialogue with other approaches to teaching bioethics to physicians-in-training.
Author Biography

Mark G. Kuczewski, Loyola University Chicago

Mark G. Kuczewski, Ph.D.
Loyola University Chicago

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KUCZEWSKI, M. Teaching biomedical ethics as professionalism in the United States. Diametros, n. 25, p. 30-37, 1 set. 2010.
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Special topic – Ethics for professions