Covers the major issues in biomedical ethics today in a problem format. Among these issues are the concepts of health, disease, autonomy and paternalism, physicians' obligations and patients' rights, informed consent, human experimentation, the treatment of defective newborns, organ transplantation, refusal of life-prolonging treatment, abortion, surrogacy, AIDS, and allocation of scarce resources. Student participation is active and ongoing. Limited enrollment.
Grading: Paper (With the instructor's prior approval, may satisfy the Advanced Research and Writing requirement.)
Prerequisite(s): Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law Liberties
Taught by: Ruth Mickelsen, J.D., M. P. H.
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