T C 357 • Medical Ethics W
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
This seminar will combine discussion of theoretical issues in medical ethics (such as informed consent, treatment refusal, abortion, confidentiality, assisted suicide and euthanasia, organ transplantation) with practical problems and actual cases drawn from the consulting experience of the professor and published cases in bioethics and legal literature. Contemporary bioethics, although only about forty years old, has grown and expanded rapidly. The seminar will begin with a discussion of the "birth of bioethics" in the 1960s and quickly move to current controversies. Each class will involve discussions of medical ethics issues in the light of key ethical principles, medical facts, legal rulings, and actual cases.
About the Professor William J. Winslade teaches in the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch and in the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. He has a Ph.D. in philosophy (Northwestern), a J. D. (UCLA School of Law), and a Ph.D. in psychoanalysis (Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute). In addition to scholarship in bioethics and law, he writes books and op-ed articles for general readers. He also serves as a medical ethics consultant for attorneys, hospitals, and patients. Hobbies include golf, basketball, running, and hiking; he also enjoys international travel, card games, and puns.
Arras, John and Bonnie Steinbock, Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine Supplementary handouts provided by Winslade Winslade, William J., Confronting Traumatic Brain Injury: Devastation, Hope, and Healing