Ethics

EP&P 317 01 (11454) /PLSC141
Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention
Annalisa Zinn
T 7.00-8.50p

Key ethical dilemmas accompanying the practice of humanitarian intervention. Ethical and political obligations of states to protect citizens of other states, justifications for "killing in order to save," who can legitimately make the decision to intervene, and what criteria should guide humanitarian interventions in the twenty-first century.

HPA 546 01(13258)
Ethical Issues in Public Health
Bruce Jennings
M 1.00-2.50 LEPH 126

Public health policy is always the product of controversy. Scientific considerations blend with political and ethical conflicts in public health; questions of autonomy, coercion, justice, and the common good are central. The seminar discusses these issues of ethics and political theory in reference to selected public health issues such as preventive medicine and behavior modification, smoking, control of infectious disease, and contraception and teen pregnancy.

HPA 547 01(13260)
Law and Ethics of Health Care Organizations
Theodore Ruger
F 1.00-2.50 LEPH 101

This course is a survey of legal topics important to the management of health care organizations. It is designed to acquaint the future health care manager with the basic legal issues that daily affect the provision of health care services. The course examines the relationships among the parties involved in the delivery of health care; the law of business organizations, including that of corporations and partnerships; the legal constraints that affect health care organizations, including state and federal regulatory laws, labor relations, and antitrust doctrines; and doctrines particularly applicable to managed care organizations. The course also considers a variety of emerging legal issues in the health care field.

HLTH323 01 (12270) /INRL525/HLTH325/INTS249
Methods and Ethics in Global Health Research
Kaveh Khoshnood
F 9.25-11.15

Introduction to research methods in global health that recognize the influence of political, economic, social, and cultural factors. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches; ethical aspects of conducting research in resource-constrained settings; the process of obtaining human subjects' approval. Students develop proposals for short-term global health research projects conducted in resource-constrained settings.

NURS 569 01(11325) 
Health Care Ethics: Theory and Practice
Nancy Berlinger
Margaret Moss
F 1.00-3.50 CH100 125

3 credit hours. This course explores dilemmas in health care in their professional, clinical, organizational, and public policy contexts. Participants examine influential theoretical approaches to health care ethics, and how these theories are applied within and influenced by the cultural contexts of professions, clinical settings, institutions, communities, and policy making. Students learn how to draw on ethical theory in analyzing moral dilemmas arising in various health care contexts with particular emphasis on cultural competence. The nurse's perspective on health care ethics, as clinician, administrator, investigator, and advocate, is highlighted through readings, writing assignments, and case study discussions. The course is taught in four monthly three-hour on-campus sessions combined with a total of 33 hours of Web-based instruction. Required for students in the nursing management, policy, and leadership specialty in the first year; open to others with permission of the instructor.

PLSC281 01 (11513) /RLST865/RLST273
Moral, Religious, and Social Issues in Bioethics
David Smith
TTh 10.30-11.20
1 HTBA

A selective survey of issues in biomedical ethics. Comparison of different points of view about biomedical issues, including religious vs. secular and liberal vs. conservative. Special attention to issues in research and at the beginning and end of life.

EP&E 452 01 (11554) /PLSC319
Theory and Practice in Recent Bioethics
David Smith
W 1.30-3.20

Justice as a theme in bioethics. Issues of justice in neuroethics and in care for the dying.

INRL 527 01 (11091) /INTS247/LAW20571/PLSC360
Comparative and International Bioethics
Stephen Latham
TTh 11.35-12.50
1 HTBA

Approaches in different countries, both developed and developing, to a number of core issues in biomedical ethics: organ transplants, end-of-life care, human-subject research, and access to health care. Readings in primary and secondary sources, including international treaties and standards.

PLSC257 01 (21659)
Bioethics and Law
Stephen Latham
TTh 9.00-10.15
1 HTBA

The treatment by American law of major issues in contemporary biomedical ethics: informed consent, assisted reproduction, abortion, end-of-life care, research on human subjects, stem cell research, and public health law. Readings include legal cases, statutes, and regulations. No background in law assumed.

IMED630 01 (11062)
Ethical and Practical Issues in Clinical Investigation
Henry Binder
T 3.30-5.00

This termlong course addresses topics that are central to the conduct of clinical investigation, including ethics of clinical investigation, scientific fraud, technology transfer, and interfacing with the pharmaceutical industry. Practical sessions include scientific presentations and teaching, NIH peer review process, journal peer review process, and career development models of academia. The course provides guidelines and a framework for the clinical investigator to obtain funding for, conduct, and present a clinical study. Format consists of didactic presentation followed by discussion.


INRL 524 01 (20613) /PLSC594/PHIL707
Global Health Ethics, Politics, and Economics

Thomas Pogge
Jennifer Ruger
T 10.10-12.00

Billions lack access to basic medical care, and global health inequalities are wide and growing. Such radical disparities cast doubt on the justice of supranational institutional arrangements (such as the TRIPS Agreement) and also pose ethical challenges for the global health community, especially international and domestic health and development institutions. Seeking to illuminate the normative issues involved, this course features a series of distinguished visitors, including academics as well as a few important representatives of international organizations, politics, foundations, NGOs, and relevant industries.

RLST865 01 (10961) /PLSC281/RLST273
Moral, Religious, and Social Issues in Bioethics
David Smith
TTh 10.30-11.20

A selective survey of issues in biomedical ethics. Comparison of different points of view about biomedical issues, including religious vs. secular and liberal vs. conservative. Special attention to issues in research and at the beginning and end of life.