700 03 N - Interprofessional Ethical Issues
Professor: Stanley K. Laughlin Jr.
Semester: 2008 Autumn
Second Writing? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
THIS COURSE IS ON THE QUARTER SCHEDULE AND BEGINS WEEK OF - SEPTEMBER 19, 2007. This course brings together students and faculty from several professional schools and colleges - Allied Medicine, Education, Law, Medicine, Social Work, and Theology - to discuss ethical issues that concern all of the involved professions. A case study method is used. Areas of recent study: (a) privacy and confidentiality, including privileged communication between professionals and their patients or clients; and (b) legal, medical, and ethical issues generated by alternative forms of procreation, such as surrogate parenting, in vitro fertilization, genetic engineering, cloning, etc. We consider such questions, as when, if ever, a professional is justified in breaking the confidence of a client or patient. THIS COURSE IS GRADED S/U - SATISFIES SECOND WRITING REQUIREMENT (The course can be taken for SEMINAR credit with the selection of any appropriate topic and the permission of the instructor. Seminar students must write a research paper as well as meet other course requirements. Students taking the course for seminar credit will receive a grade.)
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