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farajpor A, mostafaviyan Z, rah chamani M. The professionalism and medical ethics education through cadaveric dissection . jmed. 2018; 12 (4) :246-256
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-823-en.html
Community Medicine Departments, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran , dr.mostafavian@mshdiau.ac.ir
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Introduction: Medical ethics and professionalism is not limited to clinical course. With the implementation of vertical integration strategy in medical education in the 21st century, concepts such as professionalism, critical thinking, effective communication, collaboration and self-directed learning can be educated in basic sciences too.
Methods: In this review article, the key words "cadaveric oath", "professionalism", "cadaveric dissection", "ethical considerations" were searched in the google scholar, SID, Pub med databases in Persian and English and from 2002 to 2017. The 26 accessible full articles in this regard were studied.
Results: Dissection hall is the entry to medical profession for new medical students Thus, nurturing them with professionalism aspects must be considered. Typically, cadaveric dissection lead to direct perception and deep learning of structure of the human body that itself is a fundamental for disease understanding and physical exams but attention to the ethical, human and emotional aspects of it often to be missed. Dignity and respect to cadavers Emphasizes human aspects and therefore, this opportunity should be used to develop ethical attitudes, empathy, compassion and philanthropy benefited. A cadaver belongs to person that donated it to improve medical education and community health so students must respect the generosity and mercy and Honor the cadavers as the first patient and silent teachers.
Conclusion: Holding formal ceremony such as cadaveric oath at the beginning of course or memorial celebrating and commemorating at the end of the academic year in addition to use teaching and evaluation methods of professionalism during course is recommended to promote professionalism and medical ethics.
Keywords: professionalism, cadaveric dissection, medical ethics, cadaveric hall, cadaveric oath

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2017/08/15 | Accepted: 2017/11/5 | Published: 2018/03/17

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