Course Description

Law & Medicine: Selected Topics in Law, Medicine, & Ethics - LAW980
2 Credits

This seminar focuses on issues at the intersection of law, medicine, economics, and ethics. Among the subjects covered are the human body, including ownership of the body, organ transplantation, and humans as research subjects; death and dying, including physician-assisted suicide, medical experimentation, competent and incompetent patients’ right to die, and advance directives; responsibility for drug-related injury; reproduction and the new genetics, including decisions about whether, when, and how to reproduce; as well as the challenge of the Human Genome Project and gene therapy. (No prerequisite.)