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Teaching ethics in an unethical setting: “doing nothing” is neither good nor right

Subrata Chattopadhyay

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2009.029


Abstract

Does it make sense to teach ethics in an unethical setting? Should teachers who work in morally compromised institutions make an effort to introduce biomedical ethics to the curriculum? Using the medical establishment in contemporary India as a window to understanding the challenge of teaching ethics in an unethical setting, this article attempts to discuss issues pertaining to ethics education in institutions with a weak ethical climate.

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