Dilemmas in Bio-medical Ethics

COURSE: DILEMMAS IN BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS

 

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF BIO-MEDICAL ETHICS AND MODERN “BIO-POLITICS”

 

Section One: Introduction: Bio-Medical Ethics and Bio-Politics: From Clinical Practice and Medical Research to Crisis of Medical Humanitarianism in the Field (Download PDF)

Section Two: What is Bio-Medical Ethics? Principles of Ethical Medical Practice and Research: Autonomy, Justice, Beneficence, and Nonmaleficience (Download PDF)

Section Three: Competing Discourses on Bioethics and Bio-Medical Practice – Anthropology, Feminism, Theology, and Law (Download PDF)

Section Four: The Creation of Doctors and the Clinical Gaze or “Whose Body Is It, Anyway?” (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2) (Download PDF 3)

Section Five: Ethical Issues in the Practice of Medicine: Confidentiality and Disclosure; Patient Autonomy and Informed Consent (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2)

Section Six: Dilemmas of Public Health Practice: The Limits of Resources and its Allocation (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2)

 

PART TWO: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, THE BODY AND THE STATE

 

Section Seven: Medical Research and Ethical Medical Experimentation – from Eugenics to Anti-Retroviral Drug Trials (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2)

Section Eight: Race, Contraception and Family Planning: Contemporary Eugenics? (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2)

 

Part Three: Globalizing Bioethics – The Politics of Reproduction

 

Section Nine: The Politics of Gender, Reproductive Technologies and Family Planning across Cultures (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2)

Section Ten: Infertility, Assisted Reproduction, Kinship, and Citizenship across Cultures (Download PDF)

Section Eleven: State Politics of Human Genetic Engineering, Stem Cell Research, Cloning, and “Surplus Embryos” (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2)

 

PART FOUR: PLAYING GOD? LIFE, DEATH, BODIES, AND SPIRITS

 

Section Twelve: Organ Transplantation, End of Life Issues, and Death across Cultures (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2) (Download PDF 3) (Download PDF 4)

 

PART FIVE: HUMAN RIGHTS, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, AND THE GLOBAL MEDICAL COMMONS

 

Section Thirteen: Clinical Dilemmas, Public Health, and Global Pharmaceuticals (Download PDF 1) (Download PDF 2)

 

James, Erica. 21A.216J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics: Playing God or Doing Good?, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 25 Aug, 2012). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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