INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Mason
SCHEDULE: Wednesday 12:00PM – 1:15PM
This course looks at how ethical issues have evolved into modern-day medical practices that affect today’s healthcare practitioner. We will examine issues of concern and the laws that govern medicine and bioethics in the US, as well as alternative medical practices where belief systems differ from Western concepts. During the second semester, issues of life and death are examined in detail and debated; these include abortion, stem cell research, AIDS, euthanasia, humans and animals as research subjects, and organ transplants, among others. The primary research initiative involves a 5,000-word paper on a major issue in healthcare.