College Of Arts And Sciences | Playing God: Life and Death Issues in Medical Ethics
E103 | 0079 | Smith

10:10-11:00 TR SW 007
Changes in scientific knowledge and technological power have given humankind
extraordinary powers over how and when and where people will be conceived
and born, cared for, and die. The focus of this course will be the responses
of religious and moral traditions to these issues of life and death. How do
those traditions suggest we separate right from wrong?  What virtues are
needed in the new world? We will talk about issues of euthanasia,
transplantation, genetic counseling, confidentiality and access to medical
services -- among other things. We will use case studies, some videos, some
debates, and serious reading in ethics.