Fundamental Values of Health and Medical Science Education Progress Model in I.R.Iran

Shima Tabatabai, Nasser Simforoosh, Mahmoud Abbasi



Background and Aim: The commitment of community-based medical education system are moving towards the ideals of the health system upstream documents, providing ethical and community-based health services and implementing the community ethical values and celestial belief in medical science education. The basic Iranian-Islamic Model of progress developed as the uppermost document after the constitution. In order to state the values of the medical sciences progress model in Iran, the conformity of the values in the health system and the values in the basic model of progress is necessary.

Materials and Methods: The upstream documents related to the health-care and medical education systems were selected purposefully and the value statement contents were analyzed critically. The relationship between the values in the health-related documents and the basic progress model and finally the values for the Iranian medical science progress model were determined. Studies Ethical considerations observed.

Findings: All documents include specific values rooted in religious beliefs. Of course, there were different approaches to express these values. Comprehensive Health Map and the overall health policy are very rich in the statement of values.

Ethical Considerations:  All the ethical issues related to critical analysis of policy documents were observed.

Conclusion: The proposed 12 key value for the country's medical science progress model, correlated with the value statement of the basic progress model. Believe in god, religious teaching, ethical virtues, human dignity, the right for maximum health, comprehensive health, spirituality, utility of aim and action, justice, accountability, social cohesion, scientific effort to reach to scientific authority are the values for the medical science progress model in I.R.Iran.


Cite this article as: Tabatabai S, Simforoosh N, Abbasi M. Fundamental Values of Health and Medical Science Education Progress Model in I.R.Iran. Med Ethics J 2019; 13(44): e11.


Upstream Documents; Values; Health System; Medical Sciences Education; Progress; Iranian-Islamic Model

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