Advocate for ethics – Tunisia (Associa-Med)

Name of the activity: Advocate for ethics

Country/NMO: Tunisia (Associa-Med)

Program: Ethics & Human Rights in Health


Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Advocacy


General description:

In order to make medical student who masters medical ethics, who has acquired the skills necessary to be a health professional responsible and ethically gifted.
SCOME local comittee will orgonise this project wich contains three steps; the first step is to scatter in hospitals with small teams composed of young doctors and student by asking questions to patients and their parents to evaluate the setting up and even the existence or not of the use of the ethics in hospitals.
The second step is to make medical students aware of ethics with educational games within the faculty during peak hours in the form of scenarios or competitions. Putting students in situations will make them understand the importance of ethics and will be get them interested. The third stage consiss on training these interested students;
starting from soft skills of communication and leadership to the art of advocacy and detailed ethics.

Focus area:

Medical Ethics (Patient Centered Care, Good Medical Practice, direct doctor-patient relationship)

Problem statement:

Despite the importance of ethics in the training of each physician, nowadays we find young physicians poorly trained in the field of ethical ethics, from which we find practices that harm patients.

Target groups and beneficiaries:

Medical students ,doctors and patients.

Objectives and indicators of success:

-Improving the relationship doctor-patient
-ameliorate the knowledge of students about ethics
-Advocate for a better implementation of ethics in medical curricula


The first step is to establish statistics about the frequency of practicing acts against ethics by doctors on patients, the second one will be a journey for ethics in the faculty to raise awareness about medical ethics by organizing a competition between students to judge some situations and actions that happen in practical life, the competition will be jugded by a medical examiner.
The final step, is the part wich undertake the advocacy, by defending our right as medical student to have a better knowledge on ethics.

Plans for evaluation:

-Evaluation form for participants
-Evaluation of the knowledge of the students by a competition
-resultat of the advocacy

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