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Biomedical Ethics

PHIL - 290

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course analyzes major ethical issues facing the medical community today, such as medical paternalism and patient autonomy, informed consent, right to refuse treatment, euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, the mortality of abortion, reproductive technologies, stem cell research, cloning, medical allocation policy and the right to health care. The emphasis of this course will be on teaching students to use critical thinking to arrive at informed moral judgments. It is recommended that students taking this course have already completed PHIL 191.