Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we have over how and when we die? When does medical treatment turn into medical enhancement — and should we care? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary — or all of the above?
This course will explore fundamental moral issues that arise in medicine, health, and biotechnology. Some are as old as life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. And nearly all intersect with issues of racial and gender equality, as well as policies affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Length: 10 Weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours per week
Price: FREE (Add a verified certificate for $49 USD)
Provider: Georgetown University via EdX
Instructors: Tom Beauchamp, Robert Veatch, Margaret Little, Rebecca Kukla, Madison Powers, John Keown and Karen Stohr