The Religious Beliefs of Students and the Teaching of Medical Ethics: A Comment on Brassington
Journal of Medical Ethics 2008 May; 34(5): 396-398
It has recently been suggested by Brassington that, when students in classes in medical ethics announce that some view that they wish to express is related to their religious convictions, the teacher is obliged to question them explicitly about the suggested link. Here, a different conclusion is reached. The view is upheld that, although the strategy recommended by Brassington is permissible and might sometimes be desirable, it is not obligatory nor is it, in general, likely to be optimal.
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Brassington, I. (2006-11)It is not unknown for participants in discussions of ethics to prefix their claims with a profession of their religious faith - to say, for instance, "Well, I'm a Christian/Muslim/whatever, so I think that ...". Other ...