If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume you’re happy to receive all cookies from the BMA website.
Find out more about cookies
An ethics toolkit for medical students embarking on their medical careers giving practical ways of thinking about ethical problems encountered at work.
In this card we introduce approaches to decision making and the concepts likely to be engaged when you think about ethical dilemmas.
Given the practical, legal and ethical significance of respecting autonomy, we outline some of its more important features in this card.
In this card we give a brief account of the functions of the GMC and its role in medical education.
Learning to identify and make reasonable decisions in the face of an ethical dilemma is a critical component of medical professionalism.
Communication is about more than providing information. It has a key role in establishing good therapeutic relationships and in acknowledging the humanity of patients.
This card lays out the legal and ethical importance of consent, and its link to the development of trust between doctors and patients.
In this card we look at some of the ethical and legal issues related to making health decisions on behalf of incapacitated adults.
In this card we look at some of the key legal and ethical issues relating to the provision of treatment for this group of patients.
The duty of confidentiality extends to you as a medical student. This card explores the moral and legal issues involved in sharing confidential medical information.
This card outlines the importance of learning from your colleagues and how to approach speaking out on the rare occasions when there are concerns.
In this card we briefly outline what professionalism involves and give some examples of behaviour for which students have been criticised.