Mar 28, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HHSC 413 Medical Bioethics

3 semester hours

Bioethics is a field of study directed to the interdisciplinary ethical analysis of the moral dimensions of health professional practice; this includes an analysis of moral character and vision, judgment, decision making, clinical practices, health policies, etc. Toward this end, the goals of this course are: 1) to introduce the wide range of ethical issues in health care; 2) to familiarize students with the bioethical literature that addresses these issues; 3) to develop the basic skills of analysis, interpretation, moral communication, and argument used in bioethics, especially as it affects nurses and physicians, functioning separately and jointly, and 4) to facilitate the application of those habits of thought that integrate bioethics into the intellectual and moral life of physicians and nurses.

Lecture, 3 hours.