MEDICAL ETHICS

PHIL 218

Examination of ethical issues in the practice of medicine. Course examines the concepts of well-being, autonomy, health, and disease; the ethics of informed consent; problems of capacity assessment; ethics of making decisions for incompetent patients; ethical issues of advance directives; the ethics of legalizing assisted suicide and euthanasia. Course also looks at ethical dimensions of decision-making for particular vulnerable groups: elderly dementia patients, permanently unconscious patients, impaired newborns, people with various disabilities. The focus is on clinical medicine, but the course serves also as a foundation for further study in bioethics. Instructor: Hawkins

Day / Time: 

MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Location: 

Class Bldg 103

Instructor: 

Hawkins, Jennifer

Section: 

01