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Sushant Singh (Private Service)     16 March 2011

Should ethice be also taught in law schools ?

Ethics to be taught in MBBS curriculum

NEW DELHI: Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to incorporate "medical professionalism" under the revised MBBS curriculum as ethics is increasingly coming under scrutiny.

As per an MCI note, "medical ethics and professionalism forms the basis of contact between doctors and society and so it is imperative that professionalism and ethical issues in practice should be incorporated into medical curriculum."

MCI's undergraduate education working group, headed by Professor George Mathew, principal of Christian Medical College in Vellore, has strongly recommended its introduction.

Professor Mathew told TOI, "the details are still being finalized. We will formally introduce medical ethics in the curriculum."

Professor Sandeep Guleria, professor of surgery, AIIMS, who is member of the working group, added, "There is a huge problem of ethics in medical profession. Since ethics is a very important part of medicine, we will introduce lectures formally."


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Jamai Of Law (propra)     16 March 2011

Ethics and professionalism are imperative element and also implied in each and every profession. It should be taught in schools as a common subject.


No single profession be separated out to teach ethics, otherwise it sends a contrary signal into society.


Suchitra. S (Advocate)     16 March 2011

To abide by the ethics of the profession should be the principle concern of education. We do have a paper on professional ethics while studying LLB as well. I feel it is necessary too.

sivani (engineer)     16 March 2011

Ethics cannot be taught, they come from within a human being, they are an integral part of our being.  They are moulded by the society within we live.  Today our society is solely responsible for the lack of ethics.  Two professions that should be most respected are the least respected today and lawyers and doctors are themselves to blame.  The lack of professionalism in these is mind boglling. 

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N.K.Assumi (Advocate)     16 March 2011

It's very necesary and agreed with the above postings. It is very important especially for the fresh entrants in the profession in the Bench and the Bar.

DEFENSE ADVOCATE.-firmaction@g (POWER OF DEFENSE IS IMMENSE )     16 March 2011

Every profession is mirror of sociecy . So eithics do not and can not exist in isolation.

sivani (engineer)     16 March 2011

Yes but it is most disheartening to see it with doctors & lawyers.  Unethical doctor & lawyer is no different from a man who is seen removing ornaments from dead bodies at a site of tragedy.  The only difference is this man removes it from a dead body and a unethical doctor/ lawyer from a dead spirit.

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Arup (UNEMPLOYED)     16 March 2011



lawyers also go through some ethics.

ethics treated as a part of philosophy, but it is so importent in regulating the society that it should be statused as a seperate subject.

snow (xxxxxxxx)     16 March 2011

Normally law follows ethical practice. as a matter of fact, laws are enacted to give formal recognition to ethics, which can then be enforced. 

Suchitra. S (Advocate)     16 March 2011

The thread is all about the question whether ethics should be included in LLB curriculum. They have included the subject. It is up to the professional to abide by the ethics or not later on. 

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