PHIL 242 B: Introduction to Medical Ethics

Summer Term: 
B-term
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 1:10pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
PCAR 291
SLN: 
13048
Instructor:
Dustin Schmidt

Additional Details:

Medical Ethics will include philosophical reading, thinking and writing on complex, controversial issues in Medicine ranging over genetic selection and modification, reproductive autonomy, right to an open future, understandings of disability, patient rights vs. medical paternalism, treatment vs. enhancement, advanced directives, and end-of-life care.

TEXTS: Genetic Dilemmas, Dena Davis; Being Mortal, Atul Gawande; The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman.

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)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
January 5, 2019 - 9:19pm