Philosophy 226, Fall, 2012
Professor: Paul Thagard
Office hours (HH368): TTh 11-12; and by appointment.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 519-888-4567, extension 33594.
Web page: http://cogsci.uwaterloo.ca/courses/phil226.html.
Time: TTH, 8:30 - 9:50, PHY 145. To improve learning, please turn off all electronic devices such as phones, computers, and transcranial magnetic stimulators. See blog for reasons.
Description: A discussion of critical ethical issues in medical practice and research.
Textbook: E. Kluge, Readings in Biomedical Ethics, 3rd edn., 2005
Assignments: Marks will be based on:
New: Instructions for exercise 3.
|1||Sept. 11-13||Ethical theory||1|
|2||Sept. 18-20||Health care||2-3|
|3||Sept. 25-27||Resource allocation||4|
|4||Oct. 2-4||Patients, EXAM 1||5|
|5||Oct. 9-11||Informed consent||6-7|
|7||Oct. 23-25||Medical research||10-11|
|8||Oct. 30-Nov. 1||
Personhood, EXAM 2
|9||Nov. 6-8||Abortion and euthanasia||13-14|
Children and reproduction
|11||Nov. 20-22||Reproductive technologies||17|
|12||Nov. 27-29||Global allocation, EXAM 3||Paul Farmer|
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Canadian Bioethics Society
The Hastings Center for Bioethics
USA President's Council on Bioethics
Note: Lecture notes and PDFs of slides for each week will be available on the Web by Monday afternoon. Updated notes will be marked 2012. If you want to print out notes with smaller or bigger letters, you can Edit the Preferences in your Web browser to change the font size. The notes include review questions to guide your exam preparation.
Week 1: Ethical theory. 2012
Week 2: Health care. 2012
Week 3: Allocation of resources. 2012
Week 4: Professional-Patient Relationships. 2012.
Week 5: Informed Consent. 2012
Week 6: Medical Treatment. 2012.
Week 7: Research with Human Subjects. 2012.
Week 8: Personhood and Brains. 2012.
Week 9: Abortion and Euthanasia. 2012
Week 10: Having Children. 2012
Week 11: Reproductive Technologies. 2012
Week 12: Reproductive Technologies; Global Health. 2012
Computational Epistemology Laboratory.
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