Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT   SUMMER 2016 , Volume 9 , Number 22; Page(s) 34 To 43.
 
Paper: 

EDUCATIONAL ETHICS IN ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT: MEDICAL STUDENTS' PERSPECTIVES

 
 
Author(s):  HOSSEINI NEJAD S.M., SANAGOO A., KALANTARI S., JOYBARI L.*, SAEIDI S.
 
* EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER, GOLESTAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, GORGAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Objective: Educational ethics imply values such as honesty, reliance on one's own personal effort, not to abuse the efforts of others, and respect the dignity and respect for others. Students are faced with different situations in which they show various moral and immoral behaviors. This study aimed to explore medical students' viewpoints and experiences at Golestan University of Medical Sciences about ethics in academic environment in 2013.
Materials and Methods: In this qualitative study a purposive sampling was used with maximum variation and 12 medical students participated in the research. Data was gathered using semi-structured interviews. At least an open question "When I say ethics in education or educational environment, what comes to your mind" was repeated in all the interviews. The interviews recorded and transcribed line by line and then analyzed according to "conventional content analysis" method.
Results: "Respecting teacher dignity", "preserving dignity of classroom", "respecting and maintaining dignity for classmates", "seeking for knowledge and sciences” emerged as the main themes of the current study.
Conclusion: University students considered learning environment as a sacred place; conforming its expected rules and ethics would be mandatory. Abnormal behavior causes not only loss of students dignity but also could be harmful to the calmness of educational atmosphere and may evoke different unpleasant pessimistic ideas about such academic environment.

 
Keyword(s): ETHICS, MORAL, MEDICAL STUDENT, UNIVERSITY, EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR, IRAN
 
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