The purpose of this course is to deepen the Catholic moral competence of the student in the health care field. If a student is thinking of pursuing a career in Health care, this is an important course for them to understand how the Catholic faith informs this field of study. The student will examine the nature of the human person; learn Catholic ethical principles that inform medical decision making; become familiar with medical moral principles in order to determine how they apply to situations and how they conflict and may conflict with Catholic principles; and continue to explore how Catholic sources reflect the moral order of the world and the dignity of the human person. We will also look at all the Bioethical issues of the day and how Catholic moral thought informs us on these issues.
- Teacher: Patricia Oedy-Murray