University of Technology Sydney

090041 Legal and Ethical Issues in Women's Health

6cp; 6 weeks, online
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Women’s health issues across the lifespan can generate challenging ethical and legal considerations. This subject explores these issues and provides students with the opportunity to critically analyse how women’s health issues can also be a result of legal and ethical infringement upon women’s bodies. In particular, matters pertaining to reproduction and birth disproportionately affect women, and engender controversial ethical debate and legal disputes. By focusing on health issues and the use of case studies, students consider some of these issues as they have developed in Australia, but also understanding broader concerns from an international perspective.

This subject also allows students to explore the ethics of being a health care practitioner for women and children in relation to codes and principles affecting women’s health and well-being, as well as individual perceptions of integrity and morals.

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