STS 2051

STS 2051

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6368 STS 2051   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

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

  •  6369 STS 2051   DIS 201

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6370 STS 2051   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6371 STS 2051   DIS 203

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6372 STS 2051   DIS 204

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6373 STS 2051   DIS 205

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6374 STS 2051   DIS 206

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6375 STS 2051   DIS 207

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6376 STS 2051   DIS 208

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Prentice, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person