Ethics in Health and Medicine - Philosophy 336 / Nursing 336

Professor: William Sweet  
Office: 707 Nicholson Tower
Telephone: 867-2341
Office Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and by arrangement

This course introduces students to ethical theories and values, and to the critical examination of contemporary issues arising in health care and medicine. Issues to be discussed may include: the concept of health; the ethical responsibilities of professionals and professional integrity; freedom, autonomy, and consent; death, dying, and euthanasia; abortion; infanticide; research involving human subjects; the allocation of scarce medical resources; confidentiality and privacy; reproductive technologies and rights; medical and non-medical drug use.

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