PHIL 165.001 – Bioethics
Instructor: Karl Adam. This course meets MTWRF 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. via synchronous remote instruction.
This course will explore ethical issues arising in public health, health policy, and the practice of medicine. We will begin by examining some of the influential theories and methods used to help bioethical questions before addressing a number of topics such as: how can medical professionals support patients in making medical decisions that are best for them? When, if ever, is it ethical for medical professionals to help patients die? How should medical professionals and health care policy take into account cultural differences among patients? Under what circumstances are vaccination mandates ethically justified? What policies are permissible to encourage organ donation?