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.
Ms Pat Walsh
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