Print ISSN: 2790-0207

Online ISSN: 2790-0215

Keywords : ethics

Educational' Assessment of Medical Ethics Education Course at the College of Medicine/ University of Mosul

Nadia Hazim Saeed; Asmaa Ahmed Al-jawadi

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2017, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 99-106

Introduction: Medical Ethics (MEs) education in the College of Medicine/ University of Mosul was very traditional in the form of theoretical lectures with no clinical integration or practical ethics training for the students. Aim: The aim of the present study is to assess students' knowledge about the current MEs teaching at College of Medicine/ University of Mosul. Subjects and Methods: The study was conducted in College of Medicine/ University of Mosul during the academic year 2013-2014. Across-sectional study design was adopted with a standardized self-administered questionnaire form distributed to 6th class undergraduate medical students. Results: The overall satisfaction for MEs course assessment questionnaire in the present study was (35.5%). According to the results about one fifth (22%) and less than one third (28.8%) of the students only supposed that MEs course they received had helped them to develop their problem solving skill and sharpened their analytic skills consequently. On the other hand, (72.9%) thought that there are no difficulties of getting through the course by just working hard around the examination, and (49.2%) assumed that feedback on students work was usually provided in the form of marks and grades. Their preference to teaching and assessment methods in the present study revealed in general no significant agreement on a single best method. Conclusions: Medical Students exposed their unsatisfaction regarding MEs course that they have been received. Actions regarding reviewing and reforming of the current MEs teaching became crucial which satisfy students' needs and the contemporary requirements of medical students' graduation.

Surgical Consent Taking, in Azadi Teaching Hospital

Adnan Abdilmajeed Faraj; Abbas N. Mohsun; Omar S. Mohammed; Omar A. Fadhil

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2016, Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 46-51

Background: The clinical ethical process of shared decision making is mirrored by the legal doctrine of informed consent. The current practice of the process of consent taking in one of Iraq’s hospitals is audited in the current paper. 
Methods: The consent taken from a random sample of 240 adult patients undergoing surgery in the surgical ward of Azadi teaching hospital was studied, medical records was reviewed and a questionnaire as to the effect of consenting was distributed on the patients. 
Results: The consent was taken by a nurse in (76.6%) (184 patients) of cases, there were only 4 consent forms signed by the patients themselves, and only (40%) of patients had the consent taken 1-2 hours before the operation, the remaining had the consent taken at the time of operation. 40 patients (16.6%) had some verbal clarifications of the operation. Three months after addressing the defects in consent taking and despite an administration letter of the chief executive of the hospital highlighting the importance of the consent, the practice was only (10%) better. 
Conclusions: There is a serious defect in obtaining a proper consent forms in one of Iraq’s hospitals. This should be looked at by the ministry of health and the current practice amended.