American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Physician Education on Human Rights
Ass. Prof. Vassilios Pantazis, Drosis Aggelara, Foteini Vlachou, Georgia Pantazi

Nowadays human rights and health are interconnected and interdependent. In Greece human rights have been safeguarded through the Constitution. The United Nations and many other international organizations have included the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a basic element in their constitution. As regards in the field of medical science, human rights and the education on human rights constitute a useful compass and guide in daily medical practice. This paper attempts to explore the possible gap that may exist in formal and lifelong education of potential and practicing physicians in the area of human rights. For this pilot study, a qualitative methodology was chosen and specifically conducted investigation using semi-structured interviews. The sample for this research-field exploration consists of eight representatives of the medical community in Greece.

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