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Springfield, Massachusetts


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HSRS 201

Introduction to Health Care Ethics

Health care ethics presents some of the most intriguing and perplexing issues facing the country today. This course introduces and explores issues such as scarce health care resources; the relationship between patient and health caregiver; experimentation with human subjects; social justice and the right to health care; assisted reproductive technologies; and euthanasia and assisted suicide. We will discuss issues from the standpoint of different kinds of patients, medical professionals, and citizens who shape policy in a democrat ice society. Ethical theories and concepts will be stressed

Units: 3.0