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An Analysis of Authoritarian Mechanisms in the Korean Medical Community and Medical Ethics Education in Korea with a Focus on Erich Fromm

Jeong Chang-rok 1

1연세대학교 의료법윤리학과

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ABSTRACT

This article examines some of the ethical issues associated with authoritarianism in the Korean medicalcommunity from the perspective of Erich Fromm. The article first describes the authoritarianism inthe Korean medical community using Fromm’s concepts of “alientation” and “escape.” The article thenintroduces Fromm’s concept of “activity” as a means of overcoming some of the problems with authoritarianismin the Korean medical community.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.