Teaching ethics in psychiatry: A problem-based learning approach

William B. Schnapp, Susan Stone, James Van Norman, Pedro Ruiz

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Abstract

During the last two decades, the teaching of ethics in the field of medicine, particularly in psychiatry, has become the subject of increased attention. For this type of training to be effective, it should be practical (as opposed to theoretical), focused on the decision-making process (as opposed to the rote learning of concepts), and, eventually, self-directed. This article suggests that a problem-based learning approach is an ideal method for reaching these goals. A case illustration is presented to underscore the effectiveness of the method, as well as a rationale for its use. This article will assist psychiatric educators in becoming familiar with this approach and will encourage them to use this method in their training programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 22 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Ethics
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Teaching
moral philosophy
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Education

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Schnapp, W. B., Stone, S., Van Norman, J., & Ruiz, P. (1996). Teaching ethics in psychiatry: A problem-based learning approach. Academic Psychiatry, 20(3), 144-149.

Teaching ethics in psychiatry : A problem-based learning approach. / Schnapp, William B.; Stone, Susan; Van Norman, James; Ruiz, Pedro.

In: Academic Psychiatry, Vol. 20, No. 3, 22.09.1996, p. 144-149.

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Schnapp, WB, Stone, S, Van Norman, J & Ruiz, P 1996, 'Teaching ethics in psychiatry: A problem-based learning approach', Academic Psychiatry, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 144-149.
Schnapp WB, Stone S, Van Norman J, Ruiz P. Teaching ethics in psychiatry: A problem-based learning approach. Academic Psychiatry. 1996 Sep 22;20(3):144-149.
Schnapp, William B. ; Stone, Susan ; Van Norman, James ; Ruiz, Pedro. / Teaching ethics in psychiatry : A problem-based learning approach. In: Academic Psychiatry. 1996 ; Vol. 20, No. 3. pp. 144-149.
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