Course Details for Dr. Catherine (Cate) Sherron - Winter - 201718

Global Bioethics: Philosophical Explorations in London & Dublin

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Professor Catherine Sherron is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Thomas More College. She has a Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil) in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Medical Ethics from Miami University. Her Master's degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is also in Medical Ethics, while her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, is in philosophy of science. She teaches courses in applied ethics (Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, International Research Ethics), death & dying, epistemology, philosophy of science, as well as an occasional interdisciplinary course with science faculty. Professor Sherron's scholarly interests are in biomedical and death and dying. Her current research project uses design thinking to help urban Appalachians overcome barriers to end of life planning. She regularly presents to emergency medical providers on applied ethics. Dr. Sherron volunteers with Bluegrass Care Navigators and is a committed apheresis (platelet) donor. Some of her other interests include travel, theater, cycling (mountain and road), dancing (swing and tango), singing, cooking, and gardening. (More Info)

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Global Bioethics: Philosophical Explorations in London & Dublin

Program Dates:
December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Ethics , Philosophy , Health Care Administration

Course Description:
In this applied ethics course, we'll investigate questions such as: Universal health care: who has it, who doesn't, and why? Should doctors always tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Do patients across the world have the same needs for autonomy, confidentiality, and informed consent? Is Ebola a worldwide bioethics concern? Should research standards be the same across countries? By visiting museums and health care facilities, and experiencing the multiculturalism of London and Dublin, we'll prepare ourselves for philosophical explorations of cloning, euthanasia, human experimentation, stem cell research, and other thought-provoking topics.


Physical Activity Requirements:
5 miles of walking on most days much outdoors, even in cold, rainy weather (tours cannot be rescheduled), substantial walking also through museums, other indoor venues.

Course Highlights:
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