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Table 1 Core curriculum content

From: Bioethics curriculum in medical schools in Portuguese-speaking countries

1 What is ethics?
2 What is bioethics?
3 Human dignity and human rights
4 Benefit and harm
5 Autonomy and individual responsibility
6 Consent
7 Persons without the capacity to consent
8 Respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity
9 Privacy and confidentiality
10 Equality, justice and equity
11 Non-discrimination and non-stigmatization
12 Respect for cultural diversity and pluralism
13 Solidarity and cooperation
14 Social responsibility and health
15 Sharing of benefits
16 Protecting future generations
17 Protection of the environment, the biosphere and biodiversity