Sundus Ambreen, Ayesha Farheen Javid, Yasmeen Aamir.
Perception of Undergraduate Medical Students about Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence.
J Islamic Int Med Coll Jan ;10(4):271-4.
Objective: To determine the importance of teaching medical ethics and medical jurisprudence as a part of curriculum. Study Design: Descriptive survey based Study. Place and Duration of Study: The study was conducted from June 2014 to December 2014 at Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi and Foundation University Medical College Islamabad. rd Materials and Methods: One hundred and seventy seven students from 3 year MBBS were included in this quantitative questionnaire based survey. A questionnaire of 22 items was adopted from the literature, validated by piloting among faculty members, modified accordingly and was self-administered. The data was entered into SPSS version 20 and analyzed by frequencies, cross tabulations and graphs. Results: The results indicate that 47% students find studying medical ethics interesting and informative, 54% think that it increases awareness, and 62% find it effective in clinical problems. Majority of students are able to make ethical decisions about issues e.g patient's consent, discontinuation of artificial life support, patient decision regarding termination of its life, receiving gifts from pharmaceutical companies, offering life support, organ donation and commercialization of health sector. Conclusion: The study concludes that medical ethics and medical jurisprudence are importantcontent of curriculum to be taught at undergraduate level.
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