Semester 1                                                                                                     Grade 11

Minimum Prerequisites: Must be a member of the Health Careers Career Path Program

This one semester 11th grade Health Careers Program course begins with an introductory study of various ethical theories and general applications. The modern day history of Healthcare Ethics/Bioethics is presented, studied and discussed. The students explore, study, and begin to develop an understanding of the many ethical issues facing healthcare providers today. Topics discussed and analyzed include medical experimentation, organ donation, reproductive issues, abortion, and end of life issues including, euthanasia and the withholding and with-drawl of life support. Religious and legal perspectives on these issues are taken into account.  Through the examination and study of healthcare ethical issues and dilemmas the student gains personal insight and begins to formulate opinions and considerations in light of a pluralistic society that values justice in its health care systems.