THE 566/HAD 600 Ethics of Health Care [course offered by SJU’s Institute of Catholic Bioethics]
Since at least the seventeenth century, Catholic ethicists regularly composed major texts on issues in biomedical ethics. Recently, however, several Protestant authors have made significant contributions. This course studies selected Catholic and Protestant philosophers and theologians who have made lasting contributions to this field of study. In addition, the course focuses on several concrete issues: abortion, reproductive technologies/cloning, stem cell research, treatment decisions for handicapped newborns, active and passive euthanasia, HIV/AIDS, organ transplantation, and human experimentation.