Right to Die Seminar

Course Catalog Number: 
5708
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Seminar
Graduation Requirements: 
Upper-Level Writing
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Standard Courses

This seminar examines the law (common-law and constitutional case law, and statutes—living will, health care power of attorney, surrogate decisionmaking, DNR, POLST) governing decisions about withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment, assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Students will write a research paper on a topic to be determined in consultation with the instructor.