The practice of medicine raises many ethical concerns from the beginning of life to the end of life, and relative to abortion, stem cell research, cloning, the allocation of limited resources, animal experimentation, genetic engineering, patient autonomy, assisted euthanasia, medical enhancement and more.  The Medical Ethics Minor will introduce students to these and other ethical issues, questions and problems explicitly raised by the practice of medicine.  Additionally, students will also gain an understanding of medical ethics relative to the broader background:  how the ways we conceive health and disease affect the practice of medicine; how ethical issues intersect with the law; how conceptions of justice might play a role in the practice of medicine; what role political and economic institutions might play relative to the practice of medicine; what role religion might play in deliberations about medical practice; and how our understanding of psychology and neuroscience might influence ethical deliberation.