This is a three module series that focuses on common medical and ethical issues arising at the beginning of life, at the end of life, and in health care.
"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them"
Module 1: Beginning of Life Issues
Six online sessions start soon!
Session 1: Human Dignity, Marriage, and Sexuality
Session 2: Contraception and Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Session 3: Assisted Reproductive Technologies Continued and Questions of Personhood
Session 4: Questions of Maternal Health During Pregnancy
Session 5: Prenatal Testing & Diagnosis, and Emergency Contraception
Session 6: Egg Donation, Surrogacy and Adoption
Module 1 now offered ONLINE
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 21-May 7
Time: 11:00am - noon
Module 2: End of Life Issues
Session Topics: Dignity and Illness, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Advanced Directives & DNR (Do-Not-Resuscitate), Palliative Care, Methods of Determining Death, Nutrition & Hydration, Ordinary & Extraordinary Care, and Pain Management.
Module 3: Health Care Ethics & Experimentation
Session 1 Topics: Catholic Perspectives on the healthcare professional-patient relationship as partnership, ethical cooperation in a modern healthcare setting (case study on ethics of vaccine use), and principles of totality and integrity in determining ethical treatment (case study on sterilization).
Session 2 Topics: Stem cell and embryonic research, therapeutic vs. non-therapeutic experiments, and issues of consent and proxy consent.
Session 3 Topics: Ethical issues in organ donation, living vs. deceased donor gift, definitions of/determination of death, and assisted suicide: implications for organ donation.