Ethics education for health professionals: A values based approach

Rosemary Godbold, Amanda Lees

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It is now widely accepted that ethics is an essential part of educating health professionals. Despite a clear mandate to educators, there are differing approaches, in particular, how and where ethics is positioned in training programmes, underpinning philosophies and optimal modes of assessment. This paper explores varying practices and argues for a values based approach to ethics education. It then explores the possibility of using a web-based technology, the Values Exchange, to facilitate a values based approach. It uses the findings of a small scale study to signal the potential of the Values Exchange for engaging, meaningful and applied ethics education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-560
Number of pages8
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013


  • ethics education
  • health care ethics
  • values based decision making


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