Ethics for Medical EducatorsSawant SP*
Department of Anatomy, K J Somaiya Medical College, Somaiya Ayurvihar, Eastern Express Highway, Sion, Mumbai, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Sawant SP
Department of Anatomy
K J Somaiya Medical College, India
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Received Date: March 28, 2017; Accepted Date: March 30, 2017; Published Date: March 31, 2017
Citation: Sawant SP (2017) Ethics for Medical Educators. Anat Physiol 7:257. doi:10.4172/2161-0940.1000257
Copyright: © 2017 Sawant SP. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ethics is a collection of moral standards by which each person should be guided in their private and professional life. Ethics are not governed by a court of law but by the conscience of the person concerned. In the medical profession emphasis is mostly on the ethics for doctor with respect to their patients. The ethics for medical teachers with respect to their students has been largely overlooked. Medical educators have twin commitments of ethics, between a patient and doctor and between a teacher and student. Professional ethics like Bioethics are more publicised than ever before mainly because of the increase in the number of professionals and violations of ethical principles that have come to the forefront. This paper discusses the basic principles of ethics and their relevance in medical education as well as their implementation. Medical Educators’ ethics must be considered at two levels firstly administrative level and secondly personal level. The paper also discusses some common breaches of ethics among medical educators and concludes by giving an insight into how ethical principles can be put into practice for medical educators and how unethical conduct can be dealt with in teaching institutes.