Synchronous Day: Thursday


Starting: Jan 7th


Synchronous Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 pm








Course Description

This Professional course examines ethical issues surrounding abortion and end-of-life care.  Neo-nates and other vulnerable populations will also be included.  A comprehensive examination of the legal and moral issues will be offered.  Advanced directives—end of life documents such as living wills, durable Power of Attorney and Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment—will be assessed. At the end of the course, the participant will be expected to offer an understanding of the key positions that frame abortion and end-of-life debates; be able to explain to others the key features of end-of-life documentation; and apply quality decision-making skills to beginning-of-life and end-of-life decisions.   PREREQ: None.


  1. ETH 1 Demonstrate a life-long sense of professional learning in healthcare.
  2. ETH 2 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the specific principles in conflict in the areas of beginning life and death and dying.
  3. ETH 3 Recognize and identify the moral, legal, governmental, cultural, personal, and theological implications of issues related to the above subject areas;
  4. ETH 4 Apply moral principles to issues of Bioethics, develop a personal ethical stance on a selected issue, and support that stance with clear thought and reasoning, as well as specific terms pertinent to the subject area;
  5. ETH 5 Demonstrate capable Action Plans and conversational ability when the student is faced with the moral challenges of the medical center, life, and death.
  6. ETH 6 Understand and compare and contrast Complementary Ethics to one’s personal moral theory.