PHIL 20602 - Medical Ethics, Fall 2009
Professor David Solomon, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy
Course Structure: Three 50-minute classes per week; two lectures and a discussion seminar.
This course is an introduction to biomedical ethics. The first part of the course provides an introduction to basic ethical theory, which is intended to serve as a background aid for thinking through the particular issues discussed in the remainder of the course. Specific topics to be discussed include confidentiality and truth-telling in the doctor/patient relationship, medical experimentation and informed consent, abortion, treatment decisions for seriously ill infants, physician assisted suicide, and health care reform.
Features include lecture notes and PowerPoint slides for all lectures, audio recordings of selected lectures, and suggestions for further reading.