TM 824 Catholic Healthcare: History, Contexts, Values, and Principles (Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: One course in Bioethics.
Offered Periodically
Level 3 course
The Course examines the Catholic healthcare by highlighting, first, key historical elements and a few inspiring figures (among healthcare professionals and religious women) in the USA and in other countries. Second, a specific attention will be given to the ethical issues in social structures (e.g., hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, medical schools, and the family) and in critical locations (e.g., marked by poverty, war, and pandemics). Third, the ethical decision-making will be articulated by considering the various moral agents, the theological resources (i.e., values, virtues, principles, and the social justice tradition), cases, and concrete praxes.
Andrea Vicini, S.J.

Last Updated: 02-APR-13