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 
edition (2013)
First Assignment:  
 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Study of Ethics and Ethical Theories
	p. 1-27 (ethics, theories, professional codes, and law)
Class Discussion
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? 

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