Welcome to the course!
Lectures: Tue & Thu, 9.00-10.20am THO 101
Lecturer Carina Fourie. firstname.lastname@example.org. Office Hours: Tue 1.00-3.00pm in Savery Hall 389.
AA & AB QSI: Blake Hereth. email@example.com. Office Hours: Tue & Thu 1.30-2.30pm.
AC & AD QSI: Joey Miller. firstname.lastname@example.org. Office Hours: Tue & Thu 12.00-1.00pm.
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. Available from the UW Bookstore
2. Poll Everywhere Device (e.g. laptop, tablet, phone). If you do not have access to a device, please borrow one from UW Student Technology Loan: http://uwstlp.com/#/
Who should decide what is best for the patient? When, if at all, is physician-assisted suicide permissible? How should we distribute scarce health care resources fairly? Health care workers, such as physicians and nurses, will be confronted by a multitude of moral challenges during their professional practice. This course provides an introduction to medical ethics aimed at developing students’ abilities to recognize and assess moral conflicts and challenges pertinent to clinical practice. The course also introduces students to evaluating the wider ethical context in which clinical decisions are made, such as identifying whether or not the health care insurance system is just. Topics covered include the right of patients to refuse treatment, the acquisition of organs for transplant, the implicit biases of health care professionals, and the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act.
TEXT: Arguing about Bioethics, Stephen Holland, ed. Additional course materials will be available on Canvas.