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700.03 - Ethical Issues
Professor: Stanley K. Laughlin Jr.
Semester: 2011 Autumn
Second Writing Requirement? Yes
Professional Responsibility? No
Special Notes: This course will meet on the University's QUARTER schedule. Room to be announced.
THIS COURSE IS ON THE QUARTER SCHEDULE. 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
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