Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Special Section: Bioethics Education

The Unique Nature of Clinical Ethics in Allied Health Pediatrics: Implications for Ethics Education

CLARE DELANY, MERLE SPRIGGS, CRAIG L FRY and LYNN GILLAM

Ethics education is recognized as an integral component of health professionals’ education and has been occurring in various guises in the curricula of health professional training in many countries since at least the 1970s. However, there are a number of different aims and approaches adopted by individual educators, programs, and, importantly, different health professions that may be characterized according to strands or trends in ethics education.

Clare Delany, Ph.D., is Ethics Fellow (Allied Health) at the Children’s Bioethics Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, and Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Merle Spriggs, Ph.D., is Research Fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Centre for Health and Society, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Craig L. Fry, Dr.P.H., is NHMRC Public Health Fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Lynn Gillam, Ph.D., is Academic Director at the Children’s Bioethics Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, and Associate Professor in Health Ethics, Centre for Health and Society, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Footnotes

C.F. is supported by an NHMRC Australian Public Health Training Fellowship 519556 and the University of Melbourne (Centre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics).

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