This comprehensive graduate course addresses the ethical dilemma and principles of healthcare. It examines the foundations of behavior and ethical theories related to health and the impact of illness on patients, families, and communities and health care workers. Emphasis is placed on the skills that enable ethical decision-making. Discussions of special situations such as bioethics right-to-die initiatives, treating special needs populations and patients with requests or treatment plans that are contrary to established medical standards are also addressed.
- Instructor: Robert Obringer