Philosophy 230 Course Materials




Final Exam Study Guide

Syllabus
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Monday/Wednesday
      --Tuesday/Thursday

Essay Assignments
      
        --
Short Essay #1:  Monday/Wednesday; Tuesday/Thursday

        --Short Essay #2 
                --
Topic:  Assisted Suicide: 
Monday/Wednesday; Tuesday/Thursday
                --Topic:  Abortion:   Monday/Wednesday; Tuesday/Thursday
                --Topic:  Resource Allocation:  Monday/Wednesday; Tuesday/Thursday


Study Questions


    --Rachels, Chpts. 1 and 2; Chpts. 4 and 5; Chpts. 7 and 8 (some answers)
        Chpts. 9 and 10 (some answers)
    --Goldman, "The Refutation of Medical Paternalism"
    --Katz, "Informed Consent--Must it Remain a Fairy Tale?"
    --Brody, "Transparency:  Informed Consent in Primary Care" (some answers)
    --Buchanan and Brock, "Deciding for Others:  Competency" (some answers)
    --The case of Mary Northern (and some answers)
    --Fagerlin and Schneider, "Enough:  The Failure of the Living Will (some answers)
    --Arras, "The Severely Demented, Minimally Functional Patient"
    --Dresser and Robertson, "Quality of Life and Non-treatment Decisions..."
    --Baylis and Wusthoff ("Errors in Medicine" and "Medical Mistakes...")
    --Cantor and Baum, "The Limits of Conscientious Objection"
    --Baum, "To Comfort Always" (also "Dialysis for a Prisoner of War)
    --Articles by Quill and Arras on assisted suicide
    --Articles by Dworkin (et. al.) on assisted suicide
    --Battin, "Euthanasia:  The Way We Do it; the Way They Do it"
    --Marquis and Steinbock on abortion (pp. 463-82)
    --Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion" 
    --Articles by the President's Commission and Daniel's on Access to health care
    --Dworkin:  "Justice and the High Cost of Health"


Class Powerpoints

    --Rachels, Chpts 1 and 2
    --Rachels, Chpt. 4
    --Rachels, Utilitarianism
    --Rachels, Kant's Theory
    --Case Discussion:  Monica
    --Case Discussion:  Mr. Williams
    --Case Discussion:  Mary Northern

Links
  

    --Brody, "Transparency:  Informed Consent in Primary Care"

    --Fagerlin and Schneider, "Enough:  The Failure of the Living Will" (Hastings Center Report, March-April 2004, p. 30)
                   (type in your isu username/password and follow one of the links to the e-version of the journal)

    --Idaho Living Will/Durable Power of Attorney Form
            
    --Arras, "The Severely Demented..."
    --Dresser and Robertson, "Quality of Life..."

     --Wusthoff, Courtney, "Medical Mistakes and Disclosure" (pp. 4-5)

     --Cantor and Baum, "The Limits of Conscientious Objection"
     --Baum, "To Comfort Always"
     --"Dialysis for a Prisoner of War" and "Commentary" (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. 2004, p. 11)
             (if off-campus, type in your username/password and follow one of the links to the e-version of the journal)

    --Dworkin,  "Justice and the High Cost of Health"

    --Cappelin, Norheim, "Responsibility in Health Care:  A Liberal Egalitarian Approach"

     --Steinbrook, "Imposing Personal Responsibility for Health"
 
  

     --Radlcliffe-Richards et al, "The Case for Allowing Kidney Sales"
     --Erin and Harris, "An Ethical Market in Human Organs"
     --Joralemon, and Cox, "Body Values"

    --Sample selection procedure for liver transplant program (Cal. Pacific Medical Center)