PHIL 242 A: Introduction To Medical Ethics

Summer Term: 
A-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
JHN 026
SLN: 
13119
Instructor:
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Melanie Tate

Additional Details:

This course is an introduction to contemporary moral controversies surrounding the practice of medicine. Topics will include the morality of physician-assisted death, abortion, medical research on vulnerable subjects, the doctor-patient relationship, justice and healthcare, and the question of procreative responsibility related to emerging reproductive and genetic technologies. This course will begin by introducing some major theories in philosophical ethics and then move on to discuss a range of issues, case studies, and perspectives in biomedical ethics.

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: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 10, 2018 - 9:27pm