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Learning and Teaching Moral Values

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect

Second edition

Published in print May 1994 | ISBN: 9780192624086
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723728 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0011
Learning and Teaching Moral Values

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It is an old question whether virtue can be taught. The teaching of ethics in health care requires attention to the integration of the teaching environment, the content of what is taught, how it is taught, who teaches it, and the example set in the teaching environment. This chapter discusses methods of teaching ethics, such as the use of case histories, and the use of literature and other arts.

Keywords: teaching ethics; moral knowledge; scientific knowledge; case histories; the arts

Chapter.  4763 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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