The religious beliefs of students and the teaching of medical ethics: a comment on Brassington

Hugh V. McLachlan

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Abstract

It has recently been suggested by Brassington that, when students in classes in medical ethics announce that some view that they wish to express is related to their religious convictions, the teacher is obliged to question them explicitly about the suggested link. Here, a different conclusion is reached. The view is upheld that, although the stratagem recommended by Brassington is permissible and might sometimes be desirable, it is not obligatory nor is it, in general, likely to be optimal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-398
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • medical ethics
  • teaching ethics
  • religion and ethics

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