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PHL 244: Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

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In this course, students are introduced to issues arising from the application of philosophical ethics or moral theory to the health care context. Different models of ethical decision-making will be used to examine current issues in health care. The course also provides an overview of legal theory and responsibility as it applies to the health care context with an emphasis placed on professional negligence. Topics to be discussed may include patients' rights, informed consent, confidentiality, medical research or experimentation, genetics, treatment of impaired newborns, end of life care, HIV/AIDS and moral/legal responsibilities toward colleagues.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

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