- ACD Gies Ethics Project
In October 2014 the Board of Regents of the American College of Dentists approved a major project to advance ethics in dentistry. The project is expected to be highly interactive and result a book-length report and recommendations in 2017.
The project will follow the format of the 1926 Report on Dental Education in the United States and Canada authored by William Gies. It will be data-based, solicit broad input, and contain few but very broad recommendations.
Draft Chapters Appendices
1. Why Ethics Matters A. Ethical Priming
5. Ethical Behavior E. Ethics Cases
8. How to Enhance Morality
10. Moral Leadership
Survey of Dental School Ethics Educators
Studies completed and under way
IDEALS paper on the moral community
Listening groups, ethical priming,
Data on dentist and patient ethics
Collecting data by interviews and surveys
Scope of Project
Dentists’ and Patients’ Views of Ethics
Where will the data come from?
Commissioning the project
Why is the project needed?
These materials may be of use in further study.
Public and professional reaction to eight ethical situations:
Gies Study of Dentist and Patient Ethics
Insight into the study method used by Flexner and Gies:
Carnegie Foundation on Flexner’s Methods
William M. Sullivan’s insightful study of the crisis in professionalism (summary):
Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America
From recent Carnegie Foundation study of the professions (summary):