Bioethics and the Law |
This course is an overview of legal and ethical issues that arise in the context or healthcare provision, from before birth to after death. We cover issues prior to birth with assisted reproduction, genetic selection, and abortion. We discuss issues during life including decision making for others and end of life care (discontinuing end of life care and assisted suicide), and brain death. We cover issues with public health and social justice. We will also spend time on public health, including issues related to quarantines and vaccinations. A final paper is required, and this can be adapted to the Upper-Level Writing requirement.
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)