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Teaching ethics in a Masters Program in Public Health in Lithuania
  1. Irayda Jakusovaite1,
  2. Vaida Bankauskaite2
  1. 1Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
  2. 2European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Madrid, Spain
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr V Bankauskaite
 European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Ps del Prado, 18-20, 2.024, E-28071 Madrid, Spain; vbankauskaite{at}


This article aims to present 10 years of experience of teaching ethics in a Masters Program in Public Health in Lithuania, and to discuss the content, skills, teaching approach and tools of this programme. In addition, the article analyses the links between ethics and law, identifies the challenges of the teaching process and suggests future teaching strategies. The important role of teaching ethics in countries that are in transition owing to a radically changing value system is emphasised.

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