Middlebury

RELI0293

Health Care Ethics

Ethics in Health Care
This course is an introduction to the principles, virtues, and other moral norms that guide decision-making in health care. We will focus on moral values accepted by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and humanistic traditions, and embedded in a liberal, pluralistic society. Popular films and numerous case studies will provide students an opportunity to develop skills in moral reasoning, in conversation with these intellectual traditions. The health care issues we will consider include expectations for patient-physician relationships, research on human subjects, euthanasia and assisted suicide, abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic information, and access to health care resources. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2013

RELI0293A-F13 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-F13 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-F13 Discussion (Davis)

Fall 2010

RELI0293A-F10 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-F10 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-F10 Discussion (Davis)

Spring 2009

RELI0293A-S09 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-S09 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-S09 Discussion (Davis)

Spring 2008

RELI0293A-S08 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293X-S08 Lab (Davis)
RELI0293Y-S08 Lab (Davis)
RELI0293Z-S08 Lab (Davis)

Spring 2005

RELI0293A-S05 Lecture (Davis)
RELI0293Y-S05 Discussion (Davis)
RELI0293Z-S05 Discussion (Davis)