SSI1 150

Exploring Bioethics Today

This seminar examines Western philosophical and religious approaches to a range of topics and cases in contemporary bioethics, especially those posing challenges for public policy. Topic examples include: issues at the beginning of life (abortion, assisted reproduction, embryo controversies such as stem cell research); issues at the end of life (death and dying, assisted suicide/euthanasia controversies, brain death); and issues in between life and death, such as new genetic technologies, enhancement therapies, public health, health care reform and questions of justice for the underserved at the intersection of race, gender, and medicine. Affiliate department: Religion.