STS 2051

STS 2051

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

In the rapidly changing world of healthcare, complex ethical issues arise from interpersonal interactions between patients and clinicians to broad controversies that propel medicine into headline news.  This course will examine ethical challenges in contemporary medicine, healthcare, and biomedical research from the bedside to health policy.  Using case-vignettes, news stories, narratives, and readings from the healthcare, ethics, and social science literature we will examine issues from multiple vantage points. A range of topics will be explored including the patient-clinician relationship, heath care decision-making, issues at the beginning and end-of-life, technological advances, human experimentation, healthcare systems, and distributive justice. The course will also examine the fluidity of normative ethical boundaries, and how context and point of reference influence our perceptions of and approach to ethical issues. 

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS, ETM-AS, SCD-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BSOC 2051

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6935STS 2051  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    First-Year students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

  •  6936STS 2051  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6937STS 2051  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6938STS 2051  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6939STS 2051  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6940STS 2051  DIS 205

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6941STS 2051  DIS 206

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6942STS 2051  DIS 207

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6943STS 2051  DIS 208

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 21794STS 2051  DIS 209

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Overby, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online