Ethics has to be taught right from childhood and at home in the family - Dr. Farhud

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Ethics has to be taught right from childhood
and at home in the family - Dr. Farhud

Lectures on Medical Ethics at medical colleges alone
are not going to help achieve the desired results

TEHRAN: Ethics is so important that it has to be taught right from the childhood and at home in the family. Lectures on Medical Ethics at medical colleges alone are not going to help and achieve the desired results. This was stated by Dr. Dariush D. Farhud an eminent medical personality from Islamic Republic of Iran who is Chief Editor of Iranian Journal of Medical Ethics and Iranian Journal of Public Health and has also contributed a great deal in the field of medical ethics.


Dr. Masood Jawaid, Dr. M.B. Rokni, Prof. Dariush Dr. Farhud
Editor-in-Chief of Iranian Journal of Public Health 
photographed during a visit to IJPH at TUHS recently.

Talking to Pulse International recently, Dr. Farhoud opined that we must look for good established programmes in all branches of ethics i.e. in industry, institutions, healthcare, medical education etc. We teach them but it should be going into their minds. Ethics, he opined, should run in families.
Continuing Prof. Faroud said that now UNESCO has decided to start a programme in the name of ethics in Kinder Gardens. Medical Ethics, he further stated, is being taught in undergraduate curriculum in Iran for the last twenty years. It did not have much affect. Ideally it should be taught from the very beginning. Medical students learn medical ethics in medical colleges to pass the examination and save themselves from the law but it is not practiced in its true spirit.

I am the Chief Editor of Iranian Journal of Medical Ethics in science and technology which is being published for the last eight years. There are three more journals published from Iran which cover the subject of ethics. Now ethics are finding a place in all disciplines of medicine, he added.

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