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Biomedical Ethics II

MEDS 4136 | 1 credit hours

Spring Semester | Syllabus (PDF)

Catherine Sherron, PhD & Holly Bante, PhD

Course Description: This course introduces students to the ethical dimensions of clinical medicine and offers them the basic language and methodology with which to critically examine these dimensions. The course format integrates lecture, film and active case discussion to provide both the necessary philosophical grounding and the real-world skills sought by students. The course will provide an introduction to basic ethical theory and various approaches to clinical ethical decision-making. In addition, students will engage in particular ethical issues, including truth-telling and medical error, informed consent, conscientious objection, physician-assisted suicide, death and dying, and pediatric ethics.

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