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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 218 Medical Ethics

3 Credit(s) PGR
This course introduces students to major principles of medical ethics, and helps students to reflect on the ethical obligations of medical practitioners in a complex and rapidly changing health care environment. Students also examine consequentialist and deontological moral theories and how moral principles apply to concrete problems in medical practice. Through the analysis of case studies, students learn to critically examine the ethical obligations of medicine individually and socially, and how to resolve moral dilemmas relating to medical care both at the beginning and end of life, as well as the just use of novel technologies in genetic testing and reproduction. Three lecture hours per week. Recommended for Nursing majors.