Medical Ethics

The purpose of this course, taught by Fr. Tad Pacholczyk at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, is to provide an introduction to the subject of biomedical ethics within the context of Roman Catholic theology and teaching. The course objectives are to prepare the student with: (1) a familiar knowledge and an understanding of the bioethical magisterium regarding many of the major medical-ethical issues affecting the ministry of priests; (2) specific knowledge of select bioethical life issues commonly faced in the context of the ministry of parish priests, hospital chaplains, and ethics committees; (3) firm knowledge of pastoral principles for the resolution of difficult questions. The material is presented through power-point-aided lectures, student research, class presentations and class participation.

  • Course Categories: Ethics
  • Science Topics: Health & Wellness, Life Sciences
  • Seminaries: Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
  • Syllabus: Biomedical Ethics
  • Tags:
    biomedical ethics, end of life, gender identity, sexuality

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