Bioethical Issues, Including Care for the Aging and Support for Families

Course Level: Advanced

Course Summary

In today’s rapidly changing technological world, evolving science and Catholic theology often seem to conflict. For many, it can be difficult to discern how far we should go with medical science. This discernment needs to be made across the lifespan, from family planning through the end of life. From fertility technology to abortion to stem cell research to assisted suicide, the impact on advancing technologies on the dignity of life continues to increase. This course addresses bioethics across the lifespan, including terminal illness, aging, and end-of-life decisions. Participants will also discuss how science and religion can work together to support and minister to patients and families who face difficult decisions about their lives.

Successful completion of this course earns 2.5 CEU's.

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