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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI1370
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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PHI1370IntroLecture01092013WhyisethicsimportantinhealthcareThenatureofillnessmakespatientshighlyvulnerablewhichcreatesthepossibilityforabuseHippocraticOathAbovealldonoharmThreerevolutionarychangesinHCNewattitudestowardpatientspatientrightsScientificmedicinedevelopmentofnewmedicaltechnologiesEmergenceoflargehealthcareorganizationsandbureaucraciesNewattitudestowardpatientsntraditionalmedicinethetreatmentofpatientswaspaternalisticDoctorknowsbestPaternalismhasbeenreplacedbythepracticeofinformedconsentUltimatelyitisthepatientwhoshoulddecideThisisagoodchangebutitraisesmanynewissuesSomeissuesinvolvingpatientconsentConditionsofvalidconsentHowdoweknowifapatientiscompetentIsconsentreallypossibleinHCinformedShouldhealthcareworkersalwaystellpatientsthetruthWhenifevercanapatientswishesbeoverruledAreplacebosacceptableIssuesrelatedtoscienceandtechnologyShouldphysicianassistedsuicidebelegalizedWhoshoulddecidewhenitistimetopulltheplugShouldthesaleofhumanorgansbelegalizedWhenisitpermissibletoexperimentonhumansIsgenetictherapyacceptableEthicsofprenatalscreeningIssuesrelatedtohealthcarebureaucraciesHowshouldHCresourcesbedistributedFirstcomeWorstoffMostdeservingShouldalternativemedicinesbepubliclyfundedWhichonesMayHCprovidersdofavoursforfamilyfriendsIsthereahumanrighttoHCButtheylltelluswhattodoWhereveryouworktherewillberulesandproceduresinvolvingethicsButfollowingtheseruleswontbeenoughReasonswhytheruleswontbeenoughNosetofrulescananticipateallthecontingenciesthatmightariseyoumusthaveyourownskillstofallbackonTherulesmaypresupposethatyourealreadyfamiliarwithHCethicsYoumightbetheoneinchargeofmakingtherulesUltimatelyyoureresponsibleforyourownactionsitwillbenoexcusetosayyouwerejustfollowingrulesorordersIwillnotyouwhatsrightandwhatswronginhealthcaretellButethicsissubjectiveItisclearthatmedicineandthefieldofhealthcareassumethatethicsisNOTsubjectiveIntherealworlditshardtoacceptthatanythingatallismorallyacceptableReasonandreflectioncanprovideareliableguideintryingtodecidewhatsrightandwrongPHI1370MoralTheoriesinHealthCare01092013Theoriesdiscussedinreading1UtilitarianismKantianEthicsRosssEthicsRawlstheoryofjusticeNaturalLawtheoryVirtueEthicsCareEthicsFeministEthicsWhatisMoralTheoryAmoraltheorytriestogiveacompleteanswertothefollowingquestionWhatisitthatdetermineswhetheranactisrightwehaveamoralobligationtodoitorwrongwehaveanobligationnottodoitAnsweringthisquestioncouldhelpusresolvemoraldilemmasanddisagreementsinhealthcareTwoTypesofMoralTheoryConsequentialismTherightnessofanactdependsonlyonitsconsequencesNonconsequentialismConsequencesarenottheonlythingthataffectsthemoralityofanactUtilitarianismThemostprominentformofconsequentialismAcceptedbymanyphilosopherstodayLeadingdefendersincludetheEnglishphilosophersJeremyBentham17481832andJohnStuartMill18061873JohnStuartMillThecreedwhichacceptsasthefoundationofmoralsUtilityortheGreatestHappinessPrincipleholdsthatactionsarerightinproportionastheytendtopromotehappinesswrongastheytendtoproducethereverseofhappinessTheUtilitaritian
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