What Do Students Think about Bioethics Issues and Bioethics Education in Turkey?

Creative Commons License


Kesit Akademi Dergisi, vol.6, no.23, pp.1-20, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.29228/kesit.43292
  • Journal Name: Kesit Akademi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-20
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Aim of this study is to identify and develop bioethical awareness of middle school 7th grade students. The sample is 23 (10 girls and 13 boys) 7th grade students studying in Istanbul, Turkey. In this study, phenomenology was used among the models revealed within the scope of qualitative paradigm. Scenarios and semi-structured interviews on bioethics were used as data collection tools. The students have been involved in bioethical issues by scenarios for five weeks in the direction of a bioethics education model. At the end of the study, it was seen that students were positive for organ donation while they were negative for genetic studies like GMO products and reproduction technology. After bioethical education process, it was determined that bioethics awareness of students was developed. It is also seen that the ability of students to look at bioethics issues from different perspectives was developed.