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As the US population ages, the need to address the many legal and ethical challenges raised by end-of-life health care continues to grow. This class will examine how the law reconciles competing ethical values and interests in controversies surrounding the delivery of medical care at the end of life.It will also explore how demographic trends, new technologies, and health reform are affecting the difficult substantive questions faced by lawyers, policymakers, and ethicists who work on end-of-life health care. Readings will include primary legal texts (case law, legislation, advisory opinions, etc.) as well as commentary from the legal, medical, and philosophical perspectives. Academic credit requirement: Take home exam, due 3 weeks after the course ends
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First Class Readings
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