Ethical Dilemmas Of The Medical Assistant Students In A Healthcare College

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This curriculum targets adult students enrolled in a Healthcare College. The goal behind this curriculum is to stimulate the medical assistant students to formulate their own opinions after confronting the topics in class, applying ethical principles resulting in ethical behaviors with the purpose of being better informed consumers, increasing their moral judgment on their personal life and workplace. Traditionally, Law and Ethics Module have been taught as a collection of concepts the student needs to memorize in order to pass a determined test. According to Rest (1988) as cited in Boss (2011) a traditional law and ethics course restricting the study of ethics to theory without performing any attempt to help the learner to be a better person, …show more content…
Concepts related to end of life, organ donation, genetic engineering are introduced. Ethical discussion will focus on recognizing patient needs and values, resolving ethical dilemmas, application of the relation between ethical analysis and following of the ethical protocols in order to provide quality care. The students will be presented with a variety of instructional approaches, with emphasis in problem based and cooperative learning, in order to increase transfer of knowledge and skills to the …show more content…
After contacting the students they express their discomfort regarding this class. The high dropout of students on the second module cause financial crisis to the institution since the financial aid is not disbursed if the student does not complete the module. The desired situation is to implement a Law and Ethics module where the students feel welcomed and motivated to continue enrollment on campus gaining knowledge, behaving ethically and applying what was learned in their personal life and

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