TM 813 Theological Bioethics: From the Basics to the Future (Fall: 3)
The Course addresses, first, the basics issues in bioethics focusing on
the beginning of human life (reproductive technologies, prenatal diagnosis,
abortion), biomedical research (transplantation, AIDS, genetic research,
stem cell research), sustainability, and the end of human life (palliative
care, vegetative state, euthanasia). Second, it discusses the bioethical
concerns raised by developing biotechnologies (e.g., neurosciences, oncofertility,
nanotechnology, cyborg technologies). By studying the current theological
debate and the Catholic Magisterium, principles and theories will be highlighted
aiming at supporting personal decision-making and pastoral service.
Andrea Vicini, S.J.
Last Updated: 02-APR-13