Results of a national survey on ethics education in general surgery residency programs. Commentary.
Medical ethics is a required part of the curriculum in all medical schools in the United States, and an essential component of the educational guidelines for most postgraduate residency programs.
Currently, general surgery does not specify ethics education in its essential curriculum for surgical training.
This study was designed to determine the existing educational activities in ethics for residents in general surgery, as well as to characterize the attitudes of surgical educators about the role of ethics teaching in residency training.
An 80-item questionnaire was mailed to the program directors of all accredited general surgery residencies in the United States.
They were requested to provide information about their teaching activities in ethics, their resources for ethics instruction, and their attitudes about the importance of education in clinical ethics for surgical residents.
The survey had a 71% response rate with a representative distribution of programs based on size, geographic location, and community versus university affiliation.
Fifty-six programs (28%) offered no formal ethics education, 94 (48%) held one teaching event in ethics, and 48 (24%) conducted two or more activities.
The format for instruction in ethics included grand rounds (50%), resident conferences (41%), and ethics rounds (9%). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie générale, Enquête par correspondance, Interne(étudiant), Ethique, Education, Programme Information Questionnaire, Responsabilité professionnelle, Homme, Enseignement universitaire, Chirurgie, Enseignement, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General surgery, Mail inquiry, Resident(student), Ethics, Education, Programme Information Questionnaire, Occupational responsibility, Human, Higher education, Surgery, Teaching, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0506605
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 13/02/1998.