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ETHM 6006 Jewish Medical Ethics: Questions Regarding Beginning of Life Issues (Fall/Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the various ethical issues that are discussed in the Jewish tradition regarding circumstances of reproduction and neonatal care. In particular, it will examine the social and ethical issues surrounding contraception, abortion, surrogacy, reproductive technologies, genetic screening and engineering, cloning, and (moral) decision-making on behalf of neonates, considering the individual’s chance of surviving medical intervention and his/her future quality of life.