Advances in Health Sciences Education

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 161–164 | Cite as

Learning ethics through everyday problems: informed consent

  • Fernando Verdú
  • Francesc Francès
  • Ana Castelló
Reflections

Abstract

The teaching of bioethics and its importance in clinical relationships is to a certain extent complicated when we address students of medicine, young people who are more used to dealing with and solving strictly clinical problems. Informed Consent is one of the aspects of professional practice that is generally and widely accepted in Western societies, although difficulties are still encountered in explaining it from a purely theoretical model. This situation led us to design an educational strategy to make the Informed Consent concept more understandable.

Keywords

Informed consent Medical ethics Medical education 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Verdú
    • 1
  • Francesc Francès
    • 1
  • Ana Castelló
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Medicina, U. D. Medicina LegalUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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