Health Care Ethics

What is the practitioner-patient relationship and how is it affected by concepts such as 'duty-to-assist,' Good Samaritan, and conscientious objection? What happens when there's conflict between what's best for the individual versus what's best for the community? How do culture and religion affect healthcare? What happens when patients (and/or their families) and practitioners disagree? The provision of health care is constantly changing. These changes sometimes require us to reconsider even basic assumptions in health care ethics. This course addresses some of the ethical issues raised by changes in the health care delivery system, rapidly advancing technology, an aging population, economic and resource limitations, and social and cultural changes, and their impact on health care and promotion.

EXAMPLE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES (2-4 PER COURSE)
  • Medical Walking Tour
  • The Old Operating Theatre
  • St. Nicholas’ Hospice
  • The Royal London Hospital Museum

COURSE OUTLINE

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