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International Bioethics Policy: Death, Dying & Euthanasia: Netherlands & the USA (BETH 315G/415G)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Spring (May Abroad)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||CWRU applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring (May Abroad)||2016||12/01/2015 **||Rolling Admission||05/09/2016||05/20/2016|
|NOTE: All applications submitted after December 1 will be assessed a $100 processing fee.|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||Faculty Led||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Housing Options:||Hotel|
|Minimum GPA:||2.0||Credit Type:||Graduate, Undergraduate|
|Number of Credits:||3||Program Advisor:||Michelle Champoir, Bioethics|
|Courses Offered:||Bioethics||Case Credit Type:||Engineering Humanities Credit, Global and Diversity Credit|
|Deposit:||$200||Total Program Cost:||$2750|
|Included in Program Cost:||Admission fees, breakfasts, Housing||Not Included in Program Costs:||Dinner, Flights, Lunch, Passport Fees, Visa fees|
Course Dates: May 9-20, 2016; Lodging will be booked for May 7-21, 2016.
Instructors: Stuart J. Youngner, M.D.
Is it ever permissible for physicians to kill their patients? In the Netherlands, the answer is yes. In the United States, it is no. Are the Dutch sliding down a moral slippery slope? Are the Americans compromising the rights and dignity of dying patients? This 3-credit course is a unique opportunity to examine a range of Dutch and American end-of-life policies and practices with special focus on the unique ethical, cultural, religious, and legal contexts in which they developed. It will be taught by scholars whose work in end-of-life care has received international recognition.
Course Aims and Objectives
This course will compare how two liberal democracies, the United States and the Netherlands, have handled difficult end-of-life issues, including:
- The Dutch regulation of euthanasia;
- Regulation of physician-assisted suicide in the state of Oregon;
- Terminal sedation;
- End-of-life decisions in newborns;
- Withholding and withdrawing of artificially provided fluids and nutrition;
- The legal basis for end-of-life decision making in the USA;
- Palliative care and hospice;
- Public trust in medicine and physicians.
NOTE: Lodging is included in the cost of the trip. Airfare is not included.