Spring 2016 or Winter Intersession Initial Class Assignment for:
Bioethics & Law Seminar
Instructor: Professor Sandra Carnahan
First class date: Jan. 19, 2016
Posting date: Jan 11, 2016 @ 12:39:13
Textbook: Furrow, et. al, Bioethics: Health Care Law and Ethics, 7th
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Study of Ethics and Ethical Theories
p. 1-27 (ethics, theories, professional codes, and law)
Begin on p. 1 with the hypothetical regarding Mr. Jones. Before
reading beyond p. 1, think about how you would respond to Mr. Jones'
request. Is your initial "gut reaction" different from what you
would do after thinking about it for a minute or two?
Next, as you read through the following pages, consider whether
your initial reaction is best described by one of the various
theories presented. Is there one theory that seems to make more
sense to you than others? Which one, and why? Is any one theory
particularly troubling to you?
What is, or should be, the role of professional codes? What
is, or should be, the role of law? Should there be any role for law?