Introduction to Bioethics


  • Professionalism
  • Kant
  • Justice
  • Libertarianism
  • Mill
  • Nonmalificence
  • Beneficence
  • Conscience
  • Virtue
  • Autonomy

Learn to:


  1. Examine complex issues in health care from a bioethical perspective

  2. Distinguish different schools of bioethical thought

  3. Construct rigorous ethical analyses of contemporary healthcare issues



This course will introduce you to diverse approaches to bioethical analysis and help you apply different bioethical theories to contemporary issues in health care. Topics covered include Kantian ethical theory; consequentialism; virtue ethics; welfare liberalism; libertarianism; telehealth ethics; and professional ethics and conscience. The course does not focus on legal doctrine per se; rather, it is designed to give you analytical tools that can help you think through the ethical dimensions of current legal debates.

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