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MEDV2043 Medical Ethics Versus Cultural-Religious Beliefs in Medical Practice 2 op
LL-tutkinto, valinnaisopinnot
Filio Degni, PhD, Senior Researcher Department of Public Health, University of Turku


Modern medical practice is becoming increasingly multicultural and diverse. Today, clinician encounters patients from a variety of socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds within the course of a day and must negotiate multiple different barriers in order to provide sensitive care. At times, values and cultural differences between practitioner and the patient can lead to ethical conflict, and in order to find an amicable solution, each party needs to understand the moral codes and ethical constructs that form each other’ opinion. Culture and religion influence greatly health care values, beliefs and behavior, and religious beliefs are manifested in the culture of ethnic groups and communities through the setting of more and ethical values.
This course will introduce to medical students the ethical foundations in modern medical practice. It is integral to medical ethics discourse as attention is increasing on cultural and religious factors in medical profession

To learn: culture and religion and their associated plurality of value systems in modern medical ethics
To know: values and cultural differences between the physician and the patient that can lead to ethical conflicts
To understand: cultural and religious values influences the medical ethics


Medical Ethics Versus Cultural and Religious Beliefs in Medical Practice


Opetustapa Paikalla Verkossa
Luento-opetus 20 t 0 t
Ryhmäopetus 7 t 0 t
Itsenäinen työskentely 3 t 0 t

Vaadittavat opintosuoritukset

Suoritusvaihtoehto 1
  • Tutkinto-ohjelman omat opiskelijat
  • Muut opiskelijat
  • Tohtoriopiskelijat
  • Vaihto-opiskelijat
Kirjallinen tentti
  • englanniksi
Osallistuminen opetukseen
  • englanniksi


Numerolla 0-5.


  1. Downie, R.S and Calman, K.C Healthy Respect: Ethics in health care
  2. Perkins HS, Supik JD, Hazuda HP. Autopsy decisions: the possibility of conflicting cultural values. J Clin Ethics. 1993;4:145–54.
  3. Perkins HS, Supik JD, Hazuda HP. Cultural differences among health professionals: a case illustration. J Clin Ethics. 1998;9:108–17.
  4. Aasim,I. P Medical Ethics in religious Traditions. JIM. (38), 2008


This course would alert medical students to the possibility of important cultural differences with patients and colleagues who may have significant ethical differences that may escalate into conflicts and require great sensitivity to solve

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