HC.Wk1.Bb - Ethics and Health Care: Phil 2450 Lectures MW...

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Ethics and Health Care: Phil 2450 Lectures MW Section F For blackboard enrollment enter phil2450 TAs Zach Abrahams Vladimir Pintro
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Who we are? What we are doing?
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Philosophical Method How do philosophers go about their job? Offer arguments What about empirical work? Don’t undertake empirical research, but do test abstract claims against factual cases
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Things we will do Examine some central ethical issues associated with medicine, biological sciences and public health Analyze and evaluate these issues Examine ethical theories and ethical principles on the basis of which ethical judgments are made
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Topics Abortion Physicians’ Obligations and Patient Rights Euthanasia Genetic Testing and IVF Cloning Genetic Engineering Health Care and Justice Public Health and Ethics Health and Poverty
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Ethics What is ethics? It is the study of well established standards of right and wrong that tell us what we ought to do. It also refers to the study of such standards. Types of Ethics 1 Non-Normative or Descriptive 2. Normative or Prescriptive General Normative Ethics Applied or Practical Ethics
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What is Ethics and Health Care? It falls under normative -applied ethics It is the study of moral problems or issues that arise in the practices of medicine, biological sciences and public health
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Is a physician obliged to tell a patient that he is terminally ill? Are researchers obliged to tell their subjects complete truth about the trial drugs? Should a therapist inform the authorities that her patient plans to kill someone? Example- the case of Tatiana Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California 1974/76
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course PHIL 2450 taught by Professor Sethi,n during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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