Supporting Moral Development in Medical Students through an Elective Course Focused on Moral Self-reflection



moral development, moral regression, medical education, supporting moral development, personality of the physician, moral self-reflection, elective course


Due to the high level of stress experienced during study, the moral development of medical students may be being stunted, and in some cases even regressing, compared to other students of the same age. At the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, we have responded by creating an elective course that offers a safe space for moral self-reflection. The results show that this course can effectively support the moral development in students.


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Author Biography

Tereza Pinkasová, Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine

Department of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University


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How to Cite

Pinkasová, Tereza. 2022. “Supporting Moral Development in Medical Students through an Elective Course Focused on Moral Self-Reflection”. Theology and Philosophy of Education 1 (1):18–23.



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