IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING BIOETIHICS IN MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS

Authors

  • LIAQAT ALI

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52206/jsmc.2012.2.2.142

Abstract

Medical ethics is merely one branch of general ethics,
and it is precisely defined by professor Dunston as
“ Obligations of moral nature which govern the practice
of medicine†1 the morals are based either on religion,
philosophy or socio culture traditions. The three basic
moral obligations in a doctor- patient relationship are
beneficence, patient autonomy and justice the practice
of medicine, in a board philosophical sense, is a search
for the truth and all the ethical and moral principles are
inbuilt and inseparable with in this search. More
pragmatically, Medicine is both and art and science.
The aspect of science in medical is very easily
understood like making a measurable observation that
leads to hypothesis. The truth of hypothesis is
subsequently validated by relevant observations and
tests for significance. On the other hand the art in the
medicine is an immeasurable quantum, which
according to Bertrand Russel is the art of rational
conjecture. It is very fascinating that the medical
professionals have been some of the best philosophers
though the history of mankind and they have explained
the abstract theories of classical philosophy into
practical actions at bedside. The practice of medicine
required education, knowledge and wisdom bom of
experience. It has to be taught to the medical students
and its ethical responsibility of a society to make sure
that it’s actually done.

Downloads

How to Cite

1.
LIAQAT ALI. IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING BIOETIHICS IN MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS. J Saidu Med Coll Swat [Internet]. 2021 May 17 [cited 2023 Jan. 27];2(2):142. Available from: http://jsmc.pk/index.php/jsmc/article/view/540