Feb 18, 2015 Wednesday

Introduction to Bioethics

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Université de Genève / Uni Mail - Room M4220
Boulevard du Pont-d'Arve 40, 4th floor, room M4220 - (right side from tram stop entrance) (Call 078 721 94 19 or 078 605 81 52 if not responding)
Genève CH

Can people do whatever they wish with their own bodies? Are we dealing with the Ebola crisis ethically? What are our responsibilities to the environment and non-human animals? To what extent are doctors obliged to satisfy the needs or wants of their patient? In this class, we will consider a range of bioethical questions and frameworks with which to answer them. Although no prior knowledge will be assumed, students who attend "An Introduction to Ethics and Moral Philosophy" (run the week before) can expect some extra insights. As in the last class, there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate within the group, and you will be encouraged to share your own views and opinions on a number of bioethical topics.

Bring one of the following:
A piece of history
Photograph of someone you know and what they mean to you
Place to sleep for a night in Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, or Rome
The best story I'll ever hear

About the teacher, Tom Burns

I'm an Australian working at WHO/OMS in the ethics department. I recently graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Master of Bioethics. I've written a number of ethics-related articles for Al Jazeera English, Huffington Post, and others. You can access these via my blog.