Culture and ethics in medical education: The Asian perspective

Muhammad Shahid Shamim, Lubna Baig, Adrienne Torda, Chinthaka Balasooriya

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Abstract

The world is geographically divided into hemispheres, continents and countries, with varying cultures in different regions. Asia, the largest of continents, has a variety of philosophically distinctive cultures and lifestyles, informing the norms of societies that are much different from cultures in other continents. These complexities in the societal norms in Asian cultures have created unique issues in development of ethics education in the region. This paper looks in to the distinctions in what is generally referred to as the "non-western" Asian culture, the importance of cultural context and how it influences the ethics curriculum in the region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-446
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume68
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asia
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Religion

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