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Table 3 Analysis of Ethics assignments: the median and range from minimum to maximum of the number of issues identified by individual students as detailed in their personal report

From: Western medical ethics taught to junior medical students can cross cultural and linguistic boundaries

  Median Range
Total number of ethical issues identified:   
Labelled correctly 2 2 – 7
Mislabelled as a different ethical issue or subset of Autonomy not defined 2 3 – 9
[Labelled correctly] + [mislabelled] 4 2 – 9
Total number of issues identified as ethical which were not ethical issues 0 0–4
Total number of autonomy issues identified   
Labelled correctly 1 0–4
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0–3
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0–3
Total number of autonomy: disclosure issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0–1
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0–1
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0–1
Total number of autonomy: truth telling issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0–1
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0–1
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 0
Total number of autonomy: informed consent issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 2
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0 – 1
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 1
Total number of autonomy: competence issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 0
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0 – 1
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 0
Total number of autonomy: paternalism issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 1
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0 – 1
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 1
Total number of autonomy: confidentiality issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 1
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0 – 1
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 2
Total number of autonomy: decision – making issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 2
Labelled as Autonomy, no subsection specified 0 0 – 2
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 2
Total number of beneficence issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 2
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 1
Total number of non-malfeasance issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 2
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 3
Total number of justice issues identified   
Labelled correctly 0 0 – 1
Mis-labelled as a different ethical issue 0 0 – 2