Mind, Body, and Bioethics in Japan and Beyond (EM)

Subject associations
EAS 312 / ANT 312
Spring 2023
Amy B. Borovoy
Registrar description

The course addresses ethical issues in medicine, health, and health care. How are medicine and ethics shaped by cultural beliefs and social institutions? Topics include: mental illness and care; the politics of disability; notions of life and death; organ transfer; end-of-life care; citizen science; reproductive technologies; prognosis and disclosure; alcoholism and co-dependency; and health care allocation. The course explores the relationship of health care to other forms of social care (such as the family).