Ethics Course

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Fundamentals of Medical Ethics


After working through this course you should be able to:

  • understanding the role of ethics in medicine
  • recognize ethical issues when they arise in your practice
  • deal with these issues in a systematic manner


The course is structured in the following way:

  • Chapter one introduces the course with a description of medical ethics and a discussion of its importance for the practice of medicine.
  • Chapter two deals with the difference between medical ethics and other ethics and with how individuals make ethical decisions.
  • Chapter three focuses on the patient-physician relationship, including beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues.
  • Chapter four deals with the relationships between physicians and society.
  • Chapter five is concerned with the how physicians relate to other physicians, to medical students, and to other health care providers.
  • Chapter six introduces the basic ethical requirements for medical research involving human subjects.
  • Chapter seven concludes the course with some reflections on the privileges and responsibilities of physicians and the future of medical ethics.

Author: John R. Williams, World Medical Association

Editor: Bjørn Oscar Hoftvedt, The Norwegian Medical Association

Editorial assistant: Dr. Brooke Bible, World Medical Association

The Norwegian Medical Association has accredited the course with 8 hours/points in post-graduate and continuing education.

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