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PHIL 5598 Law, Medicine, and Ethics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines legal and ethical issues in medicine. It is designed so that students take an ethical position on difficult or emerging issues in medicine, such as appropriate care of seriously ill newborns, new forms of reproduction, and proposals for health care reform. The student is expected to provide a principled rationale for the position. The goal is to have the students think, be prepared to recognize inadequacies or difficulties in their position, modify it if necessary, and ultimately arrive at a thought-through and principled position. A Socratic method is used to achieve that goal.


Instructor(s): John J. Paris, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO3598

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Last Updated: 11-Feb-15