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  1. An ethics curriculum for the pediatric residency program : Confronting barriers to implementation.

    Article - En anglais

    Background 

    The 1997 Residency Review Committee requirements in pediatrics mandate a structured curriculum in medical ethics for all accredited pediatric residency programs.

    To our knowledge, there are no published models for the development of an ethics curriculum for pediatric residents.

    Several obstacles may confront those attempting to begin an ethics teaching program.

    Objective 

    To describe the successful implementation of a structured ethics curriculum for pediatric residents.

    Methods 

    Our program was designed to overcome the following obstacles : (1) time constraints of faculty and residents, (2) scheduling difficulties and lack of continuity, (3) attitudes of residents toward the material, and (4) inadequate ethics training among faculty.

    In addition to traditional topics in medical ethics, the curriculum focuses on issues that confront residents primarily during their training, issues that may shape their professional values in important ways.

    Results 

    This ethics curriculum has been successfully implemented in our own program and offers solutions to common barriers faced by those seeking to implement an ethics curriculum for pediatric residents.

    Conclusion 

    We present the ethics curriculum currently in use at our institution as a tool that may be adopted as it stands or as altered by others as they develop their own program's ethics curriculum. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement, Pédiatrie, Résident, Interne(étudiant), Ethique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teaching, Pediatrics, Resident, Resident(student), Ethics, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0358330

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 12/09/1997.