The British Medical Association (BMA) has produced a tool kit of information summary “cards” which introduce the core issues concerning common ethical problems and provide practical approaches to those problems / issues.
“The tool kit is structured around a number of cards providing advice on different ethical issues… It refers to any relevant legal provisions as these are a vital aspect of practical decision-making. This first edition of the tool kit is for medical students in England and Wales”.
Each of the cards is available online. The full set currently comprises:
- Card 1. Key concepts in medical ethics.
- Card 2. Autonomy or self-determination.
- Card 3. Medical students and the General Medical Council.
- Card 4. How to approach an ethical dilemma.
- Card 5. Communication.
- Card 6. Consent to treatment – adults with capacity.
- Card 7. Consent to treatment – adults who lack capacity.
- Card 8. Children and young people.
- Card 9. Confidentiality.
- Card 10. Working with tutors and senior health professionals.
- Card 11. As a medical student, am I always on duty?
- Card 12. Students and social media.
- Card 13. Medical electives in resource poor countries.
- Card 14. Cultural relativism.
- Card 15. Useful names and addresses.
Read more and view the video: Ethics tool kit.
Sheather, J. (2013). Ethics tool kit for students. London: British Medical Association (BMA), April 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].