Middlebury

RELI 0293

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. This course is part of the Public Humanities Labs Initiative administered by the Axinn Center for the Humanities.*
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR NOR PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Spring 2009

Spring 2009

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