TM 824 Catholic Healthcare: History, Contexts, Values, and Principles (Spring: 3)
One course in Bioethics.
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