Evaluation of Medical Students' Academic Ethical Values

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İnce F., Kolcu G.

Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Ethics-Law and History, vol.29, no.3, pp.340-347, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Ethics, also called moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that researches, concepts and principles related to the essence and basis of moral. In this study, it was aimed to examine academic ethical values of medical faculty students. The study was designed as a cross-sectional descriptor in quantitative research design. Study’s sample size was calculated as 313 at 95% confidence interval (n=313). The scale developed by Sevim was preferred for the study. In score analysis of scale, total score was calculated as 137.28±13.22 (minimum: 91, maximum: 165). In analysis of scale total scores by years, mean scale scores of second year students were calculated as 143.37±11.50 as highest. In evaluation of scale scores of participants according to education period (pre-clinical, clinical), it was found that mean score of preclinical students (139.75±13.15) was higher than clinical period students (134.76±12.85) in total score, and it was found that two groups were statistically significant. The difference has been shown. When findings of the study are evaluated, it is seen that values score of students for scientific research is at a good level. It is believed that most of the students participating in the study have basic knowledge on scientific research and publication ethics. It can be said that implementation of a horizontal and vertical integrated education program model, which is based on organ/system-based graduation goals, is effective for primary health problems of society by making use of domestic and international examples in the faculty where study was conducted.