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HCE 573 Death and Dying: End-of-Life Decision Making (3 credits)

This course surveys ethical issues and norms that pertain to healthcare for patients who are near the end of life. Various topics will be covered such as: extraordinary/ordinary means, medical futility, pain management, hospice, palliative care, living wills/advance directives, Do Not Resuscitate orders, Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and current topics in end-of-life decision making.