Just now, we finished the last class of medical ethics, although we still have a big homework to do. In the class, we discussed the future of the course. Many of my classmates feedback their suggestions. One of them, PCMan, talked to the teacher after the class, and I happened to hear their discussion.
PCMan said that he thinks it is not necessary to have such a class called Medical Ethics. Our thinking processes had been fixed since we are young. It’s too late to change it. And, he argued that why only the medical sphere has to discuss the Ethics. Why don’t the others have to? At that time, I was surfing the internet with my laptop, but when I heard what he said, I said that I don’t agree with him.
Although the personality of a person is almostly fixed when he is in his third decade, he still has chances to change it. PCMan is too pessimistic that he thinks “if we can’t change it, we don’t need it.” I do really not think so. When I discussed with my classmates about medical ethical problems, especially in the PBL course, I had changed several of my viewpoints. I received many thoughts from different point of view. Why didn’t he? The members of his team were too stingy to share their thoughts? I don’t think so. Maybe he is too stubborn to receive others’ thoughts. He frequently thinks that he did things in the best way. That’s my experience in working with him. The second, although only the medical sphere is asked for the ethic, it’s really not fair, does that mean we have the rights to escape from the upcoming problems? We can ask the others for morals, but before it, we can ask ourselves first.
Maybe it seemed that I didn’t get as much as I previously thought from the ethics lectures, but the above is what I has learned after the last medical ethics class.