Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Vol. 60 No. 1 January 2010

Association Between Cognitive of Principles Based of Bioethics With Ability of Moral Judgments Among Medical Student at Faculty of Medicine University of Riau

Afandi, Dedi ( Faculty of Medicine University of Riau )
Mursa, Laode Burhanuddin ( Faculty of Medicine University of Riau )
Novitasari, Dwi ( Ministry of Heath Republic of Indonesia )
Faulina, Metalita Roza ( Faculty of Medicine University of Riau )



Article Info

Publish Date
31 Jan 2010

Abstract

Understanding of Principle based of bioethics, its can increase reaching higher degree of ability moral judgments. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between Cognitive of Principles Based of Bioethics With Ability of Moral Judgments among Medical Student at Faculty of Medicine University of Riau. This cross-sectional study was conducted into two groups of medical student at Faculty of Medicine University of Riau that have had or have not had the knowledge of principle based ethics. Total respondents were 40 for each group, respectively. Score of cognitive of principles based of bioethics as a parameter was measured using Kaidah Dasar Bioetika (KDB) test and ability level was measure using Moral Judgment Test (MJT). This study showed that cognitive of principles based of bioethics were significantly associated with ability level of Moral Judgments (p=0.001). There were significant association of had got principles based of bioethics material in formal education to cognitive of principles based of bioethics and ability level of Moral Judgments (p<0.001 and p<0.001, respectively). There was no correlation between academic achievement level with knowledge level of principles based bioethics (p=1.170) and ability level of moral judgments (p=0.611). This study suggests principles based bioethics must be place in across the medical curriculumKeywords: principles based bioethics, KDB Test, ability of moral judgments, Moral judgments test

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