Medical Analysis Training Course [Principles and Types of Ethics]

On September 24th, the Medical Analysis Department, Faculty of Applied Sciences at Tishk International University, organized an training programme on medical ethics. The primary objective of this course was to guarantee that healthcare providers possess the essential information and abilities required to deliver compassionate and ethical care to their patients.

The training, comprising six sessions (Principles and Types of Ethics, Codes of Ethics I, Codes of Ethics II, Ethical Communications, Research Ethics, Bioethics), was conducted by Dr. Shaween Z. Jamil, who delivered comprehensive analysis and understanding of diverse facets pertaining to medical ethics.

The first session of the course was designated as Principles and Types of Ethics, providing an introductory overview of the ethical framework within the medical domain. In the course of the session, Dr. Jamil explained the notion that ethics should not be regarded as a rigid framework of legal statutes or rules, but rather as a system of moral values that are intricately intertwined with impartial discernment, regardless of the patient’s racial, religious, or socio-cultural background. The training also included a thorough examination of the core tenets of medical ethics, encompassing ideas such as the acknowledgement of patient autonomy, the promotion of beneficence, the avoidance of harm (non-maleficence), and the pursuit of fairness and equity (justice).

The principle of patient autonomy, which is a fundamental tenet of medical ethics, underscores the need of regarding patients as distinct individuals with their own specific requirements and desires. The aforementioned principle recognizes the autonomy of patients in making decisions pertaining to their medical care, and mandates healthcare practitioners to uphold and honour their decisions.