Medical EthicsSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Ethics, Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The practice of medicine entails a multitude of dilemmas for the healthcare provider and patient, including issues such as justice and access to care, confidentiality, and informed consent. In addition, difficult decisions involving values, norms, principles, and priorities are present in everyday clinical work. In this course, discuss and apply ethical theories to concrete examples of clinical practice such as euthanasia, reproduction technology, and organ donation, and discuss ethical questions related to medical research.

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Henrik Ahlenius

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

PhD, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University. Visiting student research collaborator, Princeton University 2008. Lecturer, Karolinska Institutet since 2008. With DIS since 2017.

Public Health, Henrik Ahlenius