An Approach to Teaching Professional Medical Ethics in the Abbasid Era
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Background and Aim

 In the Abbasid era, which is considered one of the most brilliant periods in the history of medicine in Islamic civilization, with the provision of the necessary foundations by the caliphs and the expansion of medical knowledge, its education was also taken into consideration and in the ways It was different and flexible. Moral education was considered along with the most basic religious and non-religious education from schools to Dar al-Alam. Hospitals were one of the most important clinical training centers. One of the important issues that attracted the attention of the medical community of this era from the very beginning was the compatibility of ethics with medical science. Moral education was carried out in both theoretical and clinical ways.


 The present research aims to investigate the teaching of medical ethics in the Abbasid era with a descriptive-analytical approach and using library resources.

Ethical Considerations:

 In the present research, the ethical aspects of library study, including the authenticity of texts, honesty and trustworthiness, have been observed.


 The findings of this research show that in the Abbasid era, the theoretical education of medical ethics, the course contents were closely related to ethics, and in clinical education, the professors' behavior was a practical and objective model for students to learn the ethics of this profession. In addition to that, the construction of non-profit buildings, especially hospitals, the endowments that were placed on schools and hospitals implicitly emphasize the discussion of ethics in the profession of medicine and therapy and the teaching of this importance in these educational and therapeutic institutions have been.


The results of this research showed that in the Abbasid era, having morals was one of the personality requirements of every doctor and basically a doctor should be wise in order to teach and practice medicine in a good way. Another result of the research was that, although there were no tests before those interested in medical knowledge entered, education was free. However, after passing the necessary courses, the graduates of this field were given a professional and ethical test, and after passing, they were allowed to practice medicine

History of Medicin Journal, Volume:15 Issue: 48, 2023
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