Bioethics Writing Seminar

Bioethics Writing Seminar

The Bioethics writing seminar will examine legal and ethical issues that arise in health care, medicine, and biological sciences. Students will discuss a range of ethical principles that are applied in healthcare decision making to recognize how those principles are reflected in law. Topics include: human genetics; human subjects research; the physician-patient relationship; informed consent; maternal-fetal decision making; organ transplantation; health care rationing; palliative care; and medically-assisted dying. Students will develop their seminar papers over the semester and fulfill the law school writing requirement. There will be a final examination.

The Fall 2015 course will be co-taught by Professor Suzuki and Dr. Aroop Mangalik, a retired internist and oncologist from UNMH-Health Sciences Center, former Chair of the UNM-BioMedical Ethics Committee, and current member of the UNM Ethics Institute.