Welcome to PHIL-241:
Ethical Issues in Healthcare

Mark Greene.
Required Reading:
There is no text to purchase, we'll use UD Library and internet resources. See Timetable for details. To access UD resources from off campus, you may need to use UD's VPN software, or the Library's Proxify Button.
Tue & Thu, 9:30 - 10:45 am. In Gore 315.

Informed discussion of the ethics of healthcare must acknowledge the constraints of political and economic reality. In this course we will make an interdisciplinary examination of competing considerations of ethics, justice, and practical policy in the provision of healthcare. Among the questions addressed will be: What are the aims of healthcare and how can success be measured? Is there a right to healthcare? Who should pay? How should scarce resources be distributed?

NB: Important resources for this class are available to registered students viaCanvas@UD.

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  • As a UD faculty member, I am required to notify the UD Title IX coordinator of any report of behavior that constitutes sexual misconduct under UD policy.
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    • This mandate applies regardless of whether the person reported to have experienced prohibited conduct wishes the Title IX coordinator to be notified.
  • More information and resources:
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