LAWS 4200. Bioethics and Law. 2 Units.
This course will explore how the legal and policy systems reconcile competing values and interests in controversies surrounding the practice of medicine. Case law, legislation, administrative law, and institutional policies will be examined, as well as selected commentary from the legal, medical, and philosophical perspectives. Substantive topics will include end-of-life issues, informed consent, use of new reproductive technologies, and other timely subjects in bioethics.