Going online: A pedagogical assessment of bioethics distance education courses for health sciences professionals

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Journal Article

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International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design


Adult learners, Bioethics pedagogy, Distance education best practices, Health sciences, Online bioethics education


Copyright © 2017, IGI Global. Health sciences professionals work on diverse health care teams and often face ethical dilemmas. Bioethics education in a distance-learning environment is one way that such individuals can obtain relevant, easily accessible, and academically rigorous instruction on ethical decision-making and behavior. Drawing on our expertise as distance educators in George Washington University’s Health Sciences Programs, we discuss our experiences teaching bioethics online for health sciences professionals, assess the existing evidence of best practices in online bioethics education, and provide recommendations for future pedagogical research relevant to diverse health care professionals.

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