A Primer on Dental Ethics: Part I

Knowing about Ethics—a review of introductory concepts in dental ethics; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)

Learning Objectives:

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the normative principles approach to ethics, including codes, duties, and rights, apply this approach to ethical issues in practice, and recognize common criticisms
  • Define the character ethics approach, including virtue, care ethics, and aspirational codes, apply this approach to ethical issues in practice, and recognize common criticisms
  • Define the consequentialist approach to ethics, including utilitarianism and the theory of the social good, apply this approach to ethical issues in practice, and recognize common criticisms

Please read the following article.

A Primer on Dental Ethics: Part I Knowing about Ethics

David W. Chambers, A Primer on Dental Ethics: Part I. Knowing about Ethics, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2006, 73(4), 38-47.

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