Health - Ethics - Fair Opportunities (SE)


Course lecturer:

FH-Prof. Dr.

 Ralf Reiche

 Sigrid Anna Stieger , BA MA MHC

Course numberM3.05190.30.130
Course codeGeEtChan
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

Students are able to transfer ethical frameworks of reasoning to health problems. They are able to deal with and distinguish between different moral concepts, ideas of normality, functions, roles, performance and efficiency and are also able to reflect on their own ethical and moral standards. They are able to take decisions in health situations that are discussed dilemmatically and controversially (cost saving, palliative medicine, organ transplantation, predictive gene technology, high-risk pregnancy, etc.) and discuss them in a constructive way.

Students have a basic sociological knowledge and are consequently able to look at current healthcare trends and challenges from a multi-perspective point of view.

Ethical problems in healthcare are mainly discussed as medicine-, bio- and care-ethics issues. In the course of the neoliberal transformation process from healthcare systems to health markets - reflections on economic ethical issues are getting more and more important. Thus focus will be put on the fundamentals of economic ethics, responsibility, fairness, welfare and neuro ethics and on ethical issues which arise where economics, medicine, provision and management issues concur (e.g. commercialization of health services, industrialization of inpatient care, change of professional ethos due to economic stimulus, bio-technologization to become a better human, feminist care ethics positions, neuro-, bio-, body-enhancement instead of remedial treatments). Students will also have to do case studies on dilemmatic ethical problems.

Michael Coors, Tatjana Grützmann, Tim Peters (Hg.): Interkulturalität und Ethik. Der Umgang mit Fremdheit in Medizin und Pflege, Göttingen: Edition Ruprecht 2014.
Dörries A, Lipp V (Hrsg.): Medizinische Indikation. Ärztliche, ethische und rechtliche Perspektiven. Grundlagen und Praxis.Kohlhammer, Stuttgart, 2015.
Feuerstein, G. (2007): Folgenspektrum und Bewertung biomedizinischer Techniken. Wvb-Verlag.
Hauser-Schäublin, Brigitta (Hrsg.): Der geteilte Leib : die kulturelle Dimension von. Organtransplantation und Reproduktionsmedizin in Deutschland.
Kollek, R. & Lemke, T. (2008). Der medizinische Blick in die Zukunft. Gesellschaftliche Implikationen prädiktiver Gentests, Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus
Lemke, Th.; Folkers, A.: (2014): Biopolitik. Ein reader. Suhrkamp
Körtner, Ulrich H.J.: Grundkurs Pflegeethik (UTB 2514), Facultas, Wien 2004
Rosenbrock, R.; Hartung, S. (Hrsg.) (2012): Handbuch Partizipation und Gesundheit. Huber.
SchöneSeifert, Bettina/Ach, Johann/Opolka, Uwe (Hrsg): Neuroenhancement. Ethik vor neuen Herausforderungen. Ca. 256 S., kt., € 38., Frühjahr 2008, Mentis, Paderborn.

Guest lectures, guided group work, etc.

Workshop (peer teaching) on ethical dilemma and its solution:
written paper 50% and oral presentation 50%