PHIL 2310
Health Care Ethics (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
This course examines the ethical role of the health care provider within the Canadian health care system. Students critically assess a selection of ethically problematic situations that routinely challenge health care providers. The topical issues considered in this course include the relationship among health care providers; care of the elderly; genetic counselling; resource allocation; care of those diagnosed mentally ill; and the ethics of transplantation. These issues are taken up in light of our exploration of moral theory, common ethical principles, and methodologies arising from interdisciplinary bioethics.