Recent articles from JADA
Commission on Dental Accreditation:
Graduates must be competent in the application of the principles of ethical decision making and professional responsibility.
Intent: Graduates should know how to draw on a range of resources, among which are professional codes, regulatory law, and ethical theories. These resources should pertain to the academic environment, patient care, practice management and research. They should guide judgment and action for issues that are complex, novel, ethically arguable, divisive, or of public concern.
Selected Ethics and Professionalism Textbooks
General introduction -- The professional-patient relationship -- Contested therapies and biomedical enhancement -- Human and animal research -- Death and decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment -- Suicide, physician-assisted suicide, and active euthanasia -- Abortion and embryonic stem-cell research -- Genetics and human reproduction -- Social justice and access to health care.
Introduction to moral philosophy and moral reasoning -- Ethical principles and core values -- Informed consent -- Decision making -- Jurisprudence -- Social issues -- Aspects of practice management -- The business of dental hygiene -- Alternate workforce models : future trends for oral health care alternative -- Seeking the dental hygiene position -- Planning for the future and career longevity.