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PHL 120 - Eldercare Ethics (3 credit hours)

Offered in Variable Terms (3-0-0)
Focuses on issues surrounding an individual's aging and possible loss of independence with respect to decisions made in healthcare. Topics to be addressed include: advance care planning, decisional capacity & informed consent, privacy/confidentiality/HIPAA regulations, and potential conflicts of interest. Surveys of consequentialist and non-consequentialist ethical theories (including virtue ethics, libertarianism, utilitarianism) as well as other ethical perspectives (including principlism, paternalism, relativism, feminism).
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