Some naysayers say, “Ethics can’t be taught and good character can’t be learned.” This belief is based on the notion that there is a small window of opportunity, sometime between birth and the teenage years, when a person either develops moral character or doesn’t. Parenting gets most of the credit…or all of the blame. If this perspective is true, then what’s the point of trying to teach ethics to medical, nursing and allied health students?

Author Bio(s)

Peter G. Holub, DPM, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences in the College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.



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