Ethical Decision Making

Course contents
The role of intuition in ethical decision-making
Introduction and application of inductive, case-based methods in bioethics
Differentiation between ethical and non-ethical decision-making
Approaches to human dignity and human rights
Platonicity (ethics, decision [choice & reason], utility [incentives], biases)
Status syndrome (the ethics of social gradient & social justice)
Uncertainties and risks in complex decision making
Human vulnerability
The emergence of human rights discourse, theoretical-philosophical reflections on human rights
Universality and relativity of human rights in ethical decision mak-ing, implication of cultural diversity
The link between human rights and ethics,
Biases in decisions (choices under uncertainty)
Thinking with feelings, the value of empathy
Exploring the limits of knowledge, objectivity and accountability
Privacy and confidentiality