PL 185 Medical and Bioethics 4 cr.

An examination of ethical issues in medical and genomic practice. Representative topics include abortion, euthanasia, the use of humans in medical experiments, justice in the distribution of health care, informed consent, adolescent decision-making, mental illness and involuntary confinement, the role and responsibilities of doctors and nurses, genetic testing and engineering, requiring the purchase of medical insurance, and conscience clauses for medical professionals.