This major is a program that focuses on the application of ethics, religion, jurisprudence, and the social sciences to the analysis of health care issues, clinical decision-making, and research procedures.
Includes instruction in philosophical ethics, moral value, medical sociology, theology, spirituality and health, policy analysis, decision theory, and applications to problems such as death and dying, therapeutic relationships, organ transplantation, human and animal subjects, reproduction and fertility, health care justice, cultural sensitivity, needs assessment, professionalism, conflict of interest, chaplaincy, and clinical or emergency procedures.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Bioethics/Medical Ethics Major?
If you choose to pursue a major/degree in Bioethics/Medical Ethics, your career options may include (but are not limited to) patient rights coordinator, health policy coordinator, bioethics investigator, bioethics compliance specialist, public policy advisor, and community health educator.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Bioethics/Medical Ethics Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
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