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"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them" Genesis 1:27
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.
Beginning of Life Issues -Tuesdays, August 22, 29, & September 5, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Virtual on Capernaum *Register Now*
This course examines common questions on the ethics of medical procedures/interventions related to fertility, pregnancy, and infancy. Each topic is evaluated in light of the nature of the human person and consistency of the medical practice with human dignity.
Topics covered include:
Distinguishing between contraception, NFP (natural family planning), and sterilization
Ethical use of reproductive technologies in cases of infertility
Is abortion medically necessary to treat pregnancy complications?
Ethical interventions to protect maternal health during pregnancy
Permissibility of emergency contraception following sexual assault
Ethics of egg donation, surrogacy arrangements, and embryo adoption
*Pre-work: In addition to the three online virtual sessions, a brief introduction to Catholic Moral Theology is also required for completion of the course. If you have not previously taken a bioethics course with the Archdiocese, we strongly recommend viewing the 30-minute introduction video prior to the first online session, as concepts from this video will be discussed at each live session. The pre-work videos will be made available upon registration.
This course will be offered through our Learning Management System, Capernaum. To register for this course, click here.
If you do not have an account in Capernaum, you can create an account at mycapernaum.org. For help on how to create an account, watch the instructional video Creating a New Capernaum Account. For more information on Capernaum visit www.archgh.org/Capernaum.
End of Life Issues
Topics: Defining Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia and Palliative Care/Hospice, Legislative trends in Assisted Suicide, Ethics of Foregoing Medical Intervention at the end of life, Distinctions between Proportionate and Disproportionate medical interventions, Ethics of Foregoing Nutrition and Hydration, The Texas Advance Directives Act, Ethical questions regarding Advance Directives and other end-of-life documents
Health Care Ethics & Experimentation
Topics: A Catholic understanding of the health care provider-patient relationship, Ethical questions of cooperation with evil, Vaccine use and issues of ethical vaccine sourcing, Ethics of Medical Research/Experimentation, Bodily Integrity and Gender Dysphoria Treatment Modalities, Organ Donation, Informed Consent and Vulnerable Populations