Ethical Issues in Medicine II
We cover issues not addressed in previous courses; new and previous participants are welcome. Advances in medical treatments and technologies have brought life-changing results but have created ethical quandaries for patients, families, medical professionals and society. Examine current ethical issues surrounding medical care at the beginning and end of life, decision making by patients and their advocates, allocation of resources and ethics during a pandemic. Readings and videos are available online.
Donna Engelmann is recently retired from the Philosophy Department at Alverno College, where she taught ethics, political philosophy and introduction to philosophy for 28 years. She earned her Ph.D. in political philosophy and a graduate certificate in alternative dispute resolution ... read more