Expert group meeting to review and finalize the handbook and the facilitators' guide on medical ethics : Report of the meeting, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27-30 October 2010
AbstractAn expert group meeting to review and finalize the Handbook and Facilitators' Guide on Medical Ethics was organized by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia (WHO/SEARO) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 27-30 October 2009. Experts from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Sri Lanka participated in the meeting and reviewed the two documents. These two documents were developed on the recommendation of the second meeting of the Network of Medical Councils of the South-East Asia Region held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in November 2008. These documents are expected to facilitate effective implementation of the module for the teaching of medical ethics developed by WHO/SEARO. The documents have been developed to equip young doctors with the basics of medical ethics so that they can discharge their duties effectively, efficiently and compassionately with decision making skills particularly ethical issues. The handbook provides a general overview of the ethical issues in different spheres of medical practice so that undergraduate medical students know the basis and are stimulated to search for more questions and seek more answers in the field of medical ethics. The facilitators' guide will assist teachers of medical colleges in the South-East Asia Region to teach medical ethics to undergraduate medical students according to the curriculum developed by WHO/SEARO and endorsed by the network of medical councils of the Region.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Expert group meeting to review and finalize the handbook and the facilitators' guide on medical ethics : Report of the meeting, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27-30 October 2010. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205055