Medical Ethics

Philosophy

Instructor: James Harold

Course Dates: May 27 – July 2, 2014

Class Meeting Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Credits: 4

Tuition: $1,200

Modern medicine has raised new and difficult moral and philosophical problems. Topics discussed include: What is the distinction between health and illness? How should limited health care resources be distributed? How are medical problems related to larger social problems (e.g., gender inequality)? What are the responsibilities of medical researchers toward their research subjects? What moral reasons do we have to be concerned about the growth of technology in medicine? Are the basic institutions of medicine and medical education just?