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7344. Bioethics and the Law

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course will consider the legal treatment of current issues in biomedical ethics. We will consider the law of the doctor/patient relationship (including informed consent doctrine, medical decision-making in cases of limited capacity, issues surrounding doctors’ obligations to third parties and pregnant women, and legal issues surrounding the use of algorithmic decision-making support tools and social determinants of health in medical decision-making); the regulation of end-of-life care; the regulation of assisted reproduction; and the legal frameworks for public health measures including quarantines, vaccination, and triage policies ("emergency standards of care").