Teaching Islamic Medical Ethics

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Medical ethics is still taught using traditional methods in many medical schools of the region. Medical ethics is known for its controversial issues and this cannot be learned effectively through lectures. The course should aim to give students an appreciation of important historical and theoretical developments of medical ethics. A syllabus of medical ethics relating to Islamic sources and values would widen the students' cultural and moral horizons and improving their medical performance in the long term. The ethical dilemmas the freshly graduated medical students may face at the beginning of their training should be addressed. The importance of employing student-centered learning techniques to motivate medical students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and life-long self-learners is highlighted.

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