Title

Uncovering the Moral Compass: An Integrated Ethics Education Approach Transcending the Curriculum

Publication Title

Teaching Ethics

Publication Date

Fall 2010

Document Type

Article

Keywords

institution-wide, institution-wide programs, instructional, medicine, nursing

Disciplines

Ethics and Political Philosophy | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

The authors discuss the importance that ethics education in the allied health professions plays in helping to develop interpersonal skills, social consciousness and human values, and describes an integrated ethics education program that transcends an entire curriculum concentrating on the development of the student's moral compass. After discussing the challenges of integrating theory and practice, the authors discuss how the integrated the cross-curricular model with the management model and describe the different kinds of educational activities that the students are exposed to in this approach.

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