University of Pittsburgh

Right to Die Seminar

Catalog Number: 5708
3.0 Credits
Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority
Catalog Requirements: Upper-Level Writing, "W" Writing.

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.

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