Life or Death: A personalist perspective to Bioethics

Life or Death: A Personalist perspective to Bioethics was presented as a part of a series of  lectures on the  Bishop Helmsing Institute, in Kansas City, Missouri 2012,  This class will include a brief survey of the most important bio-ethical issues today from the beginning of Life (reproductive technologies, surrogacy, abortion, stem cell research, cloning) to the End of Life (active and passive euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide). Students will examine the secular views of those issues but assess and evaluate their reasonableness from a realist, moral law perspective.  This course will also discuss informed consent, paternalism, confidentiality, medical research, and the distribution of resources, preparing students for an intelligent and reasoned analysis of the current public and political debate about Health Care issues.