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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 112 Medical Ethics

Prerequisite: ENG 101 ; PHL 111  recommended
3 credits

This course explores, through lecture and Socratic dialogue, the philosophical and moral dimensions of current and future health care issues. It seeks to clarify the basic assumptions and practical implications involved in the study of medical ethics. Topics will include the practitioner-patient relationship, abortion, confidentiality, treatment and informed consent, experimentation and use of human subjects, withdrawal of lifesaving treatment as well as the allocation of scarce resources.