2019-20 Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  

PHI 204 - Medical Ethics

Description: Examination of fundamental ethical questions that arise in real situations that health professionals, patients, and community members are likely to face. Students will develop a framework for ethical decision-making in healthcare; learn how to identify relevant ethical principles; and analyze real life ethical dilemmas. Questions asked include: What are the source, meaning, and justification of ethical claims? What kinds of acts are right? How do rules apply to specific situations? What ought to be done in specific situations? Issues that may be discussed include abortion, mental health, human experimentation, treatment refusal, organ transplants, end of life care, euthanasia, and healthcare.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3