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PHIL B12
Ethics of Living and Dying - 3
A philosophical yet practical approach to some of the major medical-ethical problems facing human beings today, such as: what patients should be told, the nature and importance of informed consent, the meaning and criteria for living, dying, and death including caring for the dying and allowing to die, mercy death, and mercy killing, Permeating these problems will be a study of the basis for ethical relationships among human beings through a study of what morality is, consequentialist and nonconsequentialist theories of morality, and how to set up an ethical system. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship of the professional and the well to the sick, dying, and bereaved. Recommended: Reading Level 5 or 6, English Level 6. Hours: 54 lect. CCS: Liberal Arts & Sciences. Transferable: UC, CSU and private colleges.
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