Issues in Medical Ethics

Instructors: Lizzie Reis and Matt McCarthy
Offered by Macaulay Honors College
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Macaulay Honors College
Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 AM at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell (69th and York on the East Side)

This unique class will blend interdisciplinary scholarship on bioethics with an applied perspective on ethical decision-making in the clinical setting. Drawing from literature in diverse fields such as philosophy, medicine, law, history, sociology, anthropology, and public policy, we will explore basic concepts in bioethics and see how they are utilized in the hospital with real patients and real physicians. By turning the hospital into a classroom, students will come to appreciate how theoretical discussions of important ethical concerns like patient autonomy, end-of-life care, or the limits of informed consent are applied in a medical setting.

This course is limited to juniors and seniors. Registration is by permission of the instructor.

Apply here by November 2.

Course Codes:

MHC 324