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Teaching Ethics Online to Health Sciences Professionals

Teaching Ethics Online to Health Sciences Professionals
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Author(s): Rohini Ganjoo (The George Washington University, USA), Lisa Schwartz (The George Washington University, USA), Yuliya Dobrydneva (The George Washington University, USA), Shawneequa Lauren Callier (School of Medicine and Health Science, The George Washington University, USA), Joan T. Butler (The George Washington University, USA), Attila J. Hertelendy (Florida International University, USA), Thomas D. Harter (Gundersen Health System, USA), Melissa M. Goldstein (The George Washington University, USA) and Marcia A. Firmani (The George Washington University, USA)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 19
Source title: Advancing Online Course Design and Pedagogy for the 21st Century Learning Environment
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Daniel Chatham (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5598-9.ch014

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Abstract

Health sciences professionals work on diverse healthcare delivery teams and often face ethical dilemmas. Ethics education in an online environment is one way that such individuals can obtain relevant, easily accessible, and academically rigorous instruction on ethical decision-making and professional and research practices. In this chapter, the authors present existing empirical evidence of online ethics education, share their experiences teaching ethics online at The George Washington University, and provide recommendations for future pedagogical research relevant to diverse healthcare professionals. Based on their findings, the online format can be effectively utilized to teach ethics to current and future health sciences professionals.

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