Health Care Decisions & Bioethics

LAW JD 727

This course will cover issues that arise in clinical healthcare settings, primarily involving who decides and on what basis. Topics include: informed consent and materiality; competence and capacity to give consent; surrogates, advanced directives, physicians orders, and powers of attorney; end-of-life decision making, including withholding/removing treatment, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide; clinical ethics committees; patient confidentiality and duties to disclose; human subjects research and institutional review boards; physician conflicts of interest; pre-approval access to drugs; and rationing of scarce healthcare resources.

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Robertson LAW 204 TR 10:45 am-12:10 pm Stamped Approval

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