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Ethics at the End of Life (Module)

Module description

Covers a broad range of the diverse and difficult ethical issues that arise when a life is coming to an end for whatever reason. Topics include euthanasia and assisted suicide, the persistent vegetative state, the sale of organs for transplantation, dying with dignity, the care of the demented, clinical research on terminally ill patients and ageism in resource allocation.

The module draws on and reinforces the theoretical background provided by the module Moral Theory & Medical Ethics by applying the different moral viewpoints analysed there to these critical issues of life and death.

Staff information

Ms Pat Walsh

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

Not applicable

Key information

Module code 7FFLG904

Credit level 7

Assessment

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No