2010 09 23 GH Ethics Fall 2010 Syllabus

2010 09 23 GH Ethics Fall 2010 Syllabus - GLOBAL HEALTH...

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GLOBAL HEALTH ETHICS GLHLTH 151/251 PUBPOL 155/256 Fall 2010     When/Where: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-9:45 Perkins 0-71 or Room 5 Faculty: Kathryn Whetten, PhD Email for Faculty and Teaching Assistants : [email protected] Teaching Assistants: Divya  Rajan  Office hours:  Wed, 10:00 – 12:00, Sanford Common Area Victoria Wilson Office hours:  Thurs, 1:30 – 3:30, Sanford Common Area Cortney Jansen Office hours:  Mon, 2:45 – 4:45, Sanford Common Area Office Hours: Professor Whetten T/THs   10:00 – 11:00 Perkins LINK  Wednesdays  10:00 – 12:00  120 Rubenstein Fridays  8:30 – 10:00 120 Rubenstein Introduction This course explores ethical issues related to working with traditionally disadvantaged and/or disenfranchised  communities and individuals. We will explore the role of well-intentioned individuals who enter a community with  the intention to change the community in some way and/or with the intention to study that community. We will  investigate the ethical choices made by multinational, national and local policymakers, clinicians, students,  professionals, and researchers and their impact on individuals, families and communities. Students will learn how to  conduct community needs assessments and understand their intended and unintended consequences of their work  and travels around the world. Topics include: differential standards of care; protection of human subjects; access to  essential medicines; genetic information and confidentiality; pharmaceutical development; health information  technology; placebo controlled trials; best outcomes vs. distributive justice. Course Objectives (1) Knowledge of the major ethical and legal frameworks for thinking about health and human rights in the global  context (2) Familiarity with some of the most important ethical dilemmas facing those engaged in global health service and  research; (3) The ability to identify, articulate, and analyze ethical issues arising from global health, and to formulate well- reasoned ethical arguments; (4) Competence in ethical decision-making relating to global health practice, policy and research. This course will use small group work, class discussions of readings, case studies, debates, and written and oral  presentations to engage students with the material and assess their knowledge.  Readings Sen, Amartya.  The Idea of Justice. Fadiman, Anne.  The Spirit Catches you and you Fall Down Skloot, Rebecca.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Podcast: Fresh Air, Martin Meredith and Michaela Wrong (www.audible.com) Page 1 of 13
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