Religious Studies | Religion, Ethics and Medicine
R373 | 25475 | Sideris


**THIS IS A SECOND EIGHT WEEK COURSE ONLY **


This course explores the intersection of religion, ethics and
medicine. We will examine religious and secular
(philosophical/literary) perspectives on suffering, healing and
medicine, paying close attention to narratives and metaphors by
which people understand human suffering and finitude. The course
will draw upon different approaches to moral reasoning that shape
the discourse of biomedical ethics, both religious and
philosophical. Course material will cover a range of issues such as
physician assisted suicide, organ transplantation, and gene therapy
and enhancement. Requirements include a paper, final exam,
occasional quizzes and class participation.