Cambridge Bioethics Education Turkey Working Group


Second International Conference on Education in Ethics, Ankara, Turkey, 21 - 23 May 2014, pp.77-78

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-78
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Second International Conference on Education in Ethics

Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Morphology Campus

Ankara, Turkey, 21 - 23 May, 2014




Cambridge Bioethics Education Turkey Working Group*

Murat Aksu, Fatih Artvinli, Nadi Bakırcı, Tuna Çakar, Muhtar Çokar, Figen Demir, Volkan Kavas, Gülsüm Önal, Işıl Pakiş, Melike Şahiner, Pınar Topsever, İnci User, Yeşim Işıl Ülman, Kevser Vatansever, Vedat Yıldırım

Cambridge Consortium of Bioethics Education established the “Turkey Working Group” in Paris on June 21st, 2013. The Centre of this Group is Acibadem University School of Medicine, the Department of Medical History and Ethics, chaired by YIUlman. The Group functions as a collective of scholars, academics, experts who collaborate interdisciplinarily in bioethics education.  

The Group began to act by organizing workshops to assign its aims and strategies. The aims of the Group are to raise awareness in ethics education and moral decision making in the academy and at clinical setting; to work multiprofessionally in coordination with other healthcare professionals; to enhance advocacy of ethics teaching at university; to follow humanities perspective; to share ideas on curriculum development; to compare and learn mutually from the experiences; to choose topics for discussion on the issues of bioethics and societal issues; to structure multi-based research among countries. It is opening a specific website to facilitate the cooperation and sharing of information.

The Group specified its third workshop on the methodology of teaching bioethics at medical schools. This workshop will take place at Ankara University School of Medicine on May 23rd, 2014, hosted by the Department of Medical History and Ethics. This oral presentation will give information about the functions of the Group in detail.