Healthcare Ethics in the Catholic Tradition
College: Regis College
Instructor 1: Berkman, John
Advanced degree students enrol in RGT6654HS
Course Code: 
RGT3654HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

This seminar (a combination of lecture, discussion, and case analysis format) will introduce principles and perspectives for biomedical ethics. The course is divided into two sections. The first part of the course will examine basic themes, principles, methodologies, and professional responsibilities in healthcare ethics. Special attention will be given to Catholic Church teaching and the Catholic tradition of moral reflection more generally, comparing and contrasting it with the currently dominant secular approach to bioethics. In the second section, we will examine particular ethical issues for healthcare ethics, employing the case analysis method. We will seek to bring to bear our earlier ethics and theological explorations as well as practical wisdom in our evaluations of these cases. Students will present analysis of particular problems, and others will respond to their analysis.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2011
Start Time: 
11:00
End Time: 
13:00
Schedule: 
Tue
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
24
Enrolment Notes: 
Enrolment limit includes RGT3654H & RGT6554H.
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: