âMedicine is holistic in nature and patient-physician relationship is its backbone. Clinical knowledge alone is not sufficient to solve medical problems. Patients are more inclined to consult those physicians who have expert clinical knowledge, well aware of patientsâ needs and values, able to effectively engage in dialogue, communicate clinical knowledge with empathy and understanding, and embrace their broader concerns. Future doctors and medical students must be provided excellent scientific knowledge within the context of the moral basis of their relationship with the patients and they must understand how the human values are embedded in clinical decision making. Though the current curriculum includes the topics related to ethics and there are studies stressing the importance of incorporating ethical and legal issues into medical curricula, still the traditional medical training offers little help in resolving the practical ethical problems encountered by healthcare professionalsâ. Mohammad M, et al., Attitudes and Practices of Bioethics among Doctors in a Tertiary Care Government Teaching Hospital in India.
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Last date updated on June, 2014