SpringerBriefs in Ethics

Medical Ethics Education: An Interdisciplinary and Social Theoretical Perspective

Authors: Emmerich, Nathan

  • Offers a social perspective on medical ethics education (MEE)
  • Provides a broad frame for a social understanding of MEE as part of professional socialisation
  • Remind the reader of the diversity of ‘ethical practices’ within medicine as an institutionalised profession
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There is a diversity of ‘ethical practices’ within medicine as an institutionalised profession as well as a need for ethical specialists both in practice as well as in institutionalised roles. This Brief offers a social perspective on medical ethics education. It discusses a range of concepts relevant to educational theory and thus provides a basic illumination of the subject. Recent research in the sociology of medical education and the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu are covered. In the end, the themes of Bourdieuan Social Theory, socio-cultural apprenticeships and the ‘characterological turn’ in medical education are draw together the context of medical ethics education. ​

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The author presents a sociocultural perspective of medical ethics education, the characteristic feature of which is to consider medical ethics as an aspect of medical education. … The book is written primarily for those involved in medical ethics education, especially at the undergraduate level. … the subjects it covers also may be interesting to medical students, medical educators, and teachers and educators in general.” (Shahram Ahmadi Nasab Emran, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2014)

“It serves as an overview of the theoretical perspectives one might use to study what medical ethics education is. … For those of us interested in aligning medical ethics education with the needs and interests of the patients this book is a useful guide to the theories and challenges ahead.” (Jonathon Tomlinson, somatosphere.net, February, 2014)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Some Relevant Concepts

    Emmerich, Nathan

    Pages 1-20

  • Sociological Perspectives on Medical Education

    Emmerich, Nathan

    Pages 21-39

  • Medical Ethics as an Aspect of Medical Education: A UK Perspective

    Emmerich, Nathan

    Pages 41-58

  • Prof. W. G. Irwin: A Case Study in the Development of Medical Ethics Education in the UK

    Emmerich, Nathan

    Pages 59-71

  • Medical Ethics Education from a Socio-Cultural Perspective

    Emmerich, Nathan

    Pages 73-95

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00485-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00484-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Ethics Education: An Interdisciplinary and Social Theoretical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Ethics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00485-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00485-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00484-6
Series ISSN
2211-8101
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 111
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