PHIL 242A - Introduction to Medical Ethics
Lectures: Tue & Thu, 9.00-10.20am KNE 220
Instructor: Carina Fourie (email@example.com); Office Hours: Tue 1.00-3.00pm, 389 Savery Hall
AA & AC QSI: Melanie Tate (firstname.lastname@example.org); Office Hours: Mon 3.30-4.30pm & Wed 12.00-1.00pm, @ the big table by Savery Hall 361
AB & AD QSI: Raney Folland (email@example.com); Office Hours: Fri 11:30-1:30pm, @ the big table by Savery Hall 361
This course provides an introduction to medical ethics aimed at developing students’ abilities to recognize and assess moral conflicts pertinent to clinical practice. The course also introduces students to the wider context in which clinical decision-making is made and which influences practice, such as the structure of the health care system. Topics covered in the course include the right of patients to refuse treatment, physician-assisted suicide, discrimination and implicit racism, and the Affordable Care Act.
For the full syllabus including the course overview, please download the PDF:
Required for the class: 1. Arguing about Bioethics (2012) Stephen Holland (ed.). Routledge & 2. TurningPoint Clicker. Available from the UW Bookstore.
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Introduction to ethics, primarily for first- and second-year students. Emphasizes philosophical thinking and writing through an in-depth study of philosophical issues arising in the practice of medicine.
TEXT: Arguing about Bioethics, Stephen Holland, ed.; Turning Technologies Clicker.