12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR
Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 126
Section Information for Spring 2022
This course examines the ethical principles that commonly guide decisions in health care. It focuses on ethical principles accepted by many Abrahamic traditions including Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Islamic and humanistic traditions, and embedded in a liberal, pluralistic society. It examines debates about the implications of these principles for suicide and assisted suicide; terminating life-sustaining treatment; abortion and maternal-fetal relations; artificial reproduction, including human cloning; using human subjects in research; genetic counseling, screening, and engineering; health-care reform; allocating life saving medical resources; obtaining and distributing organs for transplantation; and public health issues surrounding AIDS, pandemic influenza, and possible bioterrorist attacks. We will use numerous actual and hypothetical cases to highlight moral issues.
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