Introduction to the interdisciplinary nature of ethical thinking and decision-making in health care. The course has two components: didactic (lectures, class discussion, library research, paper writing, etc.) and “experiential,” involving an externship assignment to a clinical or administrative department at the Carolinas Medical Center. Examples of externship activities include observing on clinical rounds, attending departmental conferences, journal clubs and Grand Rounds, and doing administrative projects.
Students entering after 2012: does not satisfy a distribution requirement.