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Nancy A.S. Jecker
B H 497
Seattle Campus

Bioethics and Humanites Special Electives

Class description

This course introduces students to philosophical concepts and controversies that underlie contemporary bioethical debates. We examine ideas such as personhood, personal identity over time, autonomy, futility, and death. We then consider the application of these ideas to contemporary problems in bioethics, such as abortion, animal rights, informed consent, advance care planning, stopping medical treatment, and caring for patients at the end of life.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nancy A.S. Jecker
Date: 03/19/2009