Conscience and Ethics
In this division of CONSCIENCE WORKS we include methods and tools and reflections upon how to promote the development of professional conscience.
Does the conscience of a medical student or physician “look” a certain way, or exhibit particular or recognizable contouring, different from the conscience of another professional, for example a teacher or lawyer? Does the conscience change over the course of the rigors of professional training, for better or worse? No one doubts that medical school is challenging. Does medical training sometimes resemble or become an adverse life event, and if so, is it more like an earthquake or like abuse? What are the challenges to the professional conscience in today’s world?
Conscience theory and language enrich the dialogue of ethical debate, instruction, and consultation, allowing more meaningful perspective-taking, and leading to deeper understanding and connectedness between/among the morally relevant parties.