Gelingende Ethik-Lehre in der Medizin. Erkenntnisse aus der Lehrforschung

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Problem: The question of what factors drive the effectiveness of ethics teaching in medicine has remained largely unanswered in German-speaking countries. Due to the lack of scientifically sound evaluation studies, it is sometimes only possible to assume how effective certain teaching formats and methods actually are in ethics courses. The selection of teaching formats and methods that ethics lecturers use to achieve a specified learning objective is often not made according to evidence-based criteria, but on the basis of positive or negative teaching experiences and direct feedback from students. Methods and arguments: In this article, after a brief overview of evaluation procedures of ethical competences, findings from selected international effectiveness studies are presented and discussed in terms of their relevance for teaching medical ethics. Results and conclusion: Although the findings from these evaluation and meta-studies come from other, related fields such as research ethics and other teaching contexts, they can serve as an impetus for discussion and contribute to defining cornerstones in order to design effective ways to teach ethics in medicine in the German-speaking countries.

Translated title of the contributionEffective ways to teach ethics in medicine. Findings from educational research
Original languageGerman
JournalEthik in der Medizin
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)433-450
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 01.09.2022

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