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Increasing awareness about bioethics

Santosh Kumar Awasthi

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2006.065


Abstract

As new dilemmas emerge in the field of bioethics, it becomes imperative to look at how to increase awareness about bioethics in the medical profession. As a first step, bioethics can be made a part of the MBBS curriculum. This will provide a framework that can be built upon later. An obstacle in the spread of bioethics education is the lack of a chair in medical colleges. If such a post is instituted, it will help in establishing a foundational curriculum as well as create teachers who are well versed in the issues.

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