Saint Alphonsus Med. Ctr
Day Surgery Conf Room
6:00- 8:30 pm
Texts: 1) Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Beauchamp and Childress, 7th ed.
2) Case Studies in
Biomedical Ethics, Veatch, 2nd ed.
This is the first of two Professional courses that will provide an overview of important ethical theories in bioethics. We will examine major works in the field by leading bioethics scholars to become better familiar with different approaches in the field. Key legal principles will be examined. At the end of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following outcomes: identify and analyze the ethical theories that undergird contemporary bioethics, become familiar with various theoretical approaches by leading bioethics scholars in the field, learn to apply critically these approaches, develop a personal method of dealing with health care issues, and develop an improvement to local health care. The professional student may initiate the research phase of a Bioethics Thesis. Specific, evaluated professional-level activities and/or performances are identified in the syllabus. PREREQ: Professional Credential or student in Health Sciences. 3 block hours each.
The successful student will:
1. ETH 1 Understand and explain individual differences and community values
2. ETH 2 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the specific principles in conflict in the areas of medical ethics such as death and dying, reproductive technologies, and genetic engineering;
3. ETH 3 Recognize and identify the moral, legal, governmental, cultural, personal, and theological implications of issues related to the above subject areas;
4. ETH 4 Apply moral principles to issues of Bioethics, develop a personal ethical stance on a selected issue, and support that stance with clear thought and reasoning, as well as specific terms pertinent to the subject area;
5. ETH 5 Demonstrate capable Action Plans when the student is faced with the moral challenges of the medical center and life to improve local health care.
6. ETH 6 Understand and compare and contrast Complimentary Ethics to one’s personal moral theory.