PHIL 242 A: Introduction To Medical Ethics

Meeting Time: 
TTh 9:00am - 10:20am
Location: 
KNE 220
SLN: 
18263
Instructor:
Carina Fourie
Carina Fourie

Syllabus Description:

PHIL 242A - Introduction to Medical Ethics

Lectures: Tue & Thu, 9.00-10.20am KNE 220

Instructor: Carina Fourie (fourie@uw.edu); Office Hours: Tue 1.00-3.00pm, 389 Savery Hall 

AA & AC QSI: Melanie Tate (met26@uw.edu); Office Hours: Mon 3.30-4.30pm & Wed 12.00-1.00pm, @ the big table by Savery Hall 361

AB & AD QSI: Raney Folland (rfolland@uw.edu); 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:

242 Intro to Medical Ethics - Syllabus.pdf

 

Required for the class: 1. Arguing about Bioethics (2012) Stephen Holland (ed.). Routledge & 2. TurningPoint Clicker. Available from the UW Bookstore.

Register a new clicker here:

https://canvas.uw.edu/courses/1043318/modules/items/6630004

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Additional Details:

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.

Catalog Description: 
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. Examines the issues of medical ethics from a patient's point of view.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Writing (W)
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:07pm