Summer 2014 Course Schedule

Bioethics & Law (May not take LAW-719-003 and LAW-774) (LAW-719-003)

Meets: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (WTh) - Room 415

Enrolled: 5 / Limit: 20

Administrator Access


Meets 6/18-19; May not take if have taken LAW-774 9AM-5PM


This class will examine how the US legal system reconciles competing values and interests in controversies surrounding the practice of medicine. Case law, legislation, advisory policies, and institutional policies will be examined, as well as selected commentary from the legal, medical, and philosophical perspectives. Substantive topics may include:ethical issues at the beginning of life, including abortion, maternal-fetal conflicts, and embryo disposition, the definition of death, the right to refuse treatment, medical decisions regarding treatment for incompetent patients (including children), physician assisted suicide, organ transplantation, and research involving human subjects. This is one of three courses that can be counted towards a Bioethics & the Law Series Certificate of Completion. Academic credit requirement: Take home exam, due 3 weeks after the course ends.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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Bioethics by Furrow (Paperback) - ISBN #9780314279897 - Edition: 7th

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.