Ethics and Boundaries: Biological Foundations and Genetics
Research in social science, economics, and biology provides exciting new data pertaining to the question: why do human beings care about ethics at all? We address the biological roots of human morality. You gain a deeper understanding of how to think about and manage ethics in your work and in your clients' lives.
At a glance
What: Ethics and Boundaries: Biological Foundations and Genetics
When: Last offered Sep 26, 2016. Check back for next offering.
Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI
Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs)
Instructor: David Mays
For additional information, contact Kristi Obmascher: 608-262-8971
While many ethics workshops focus on defining and solving ethical dilemmas in health care, few ever address where our opinions about ethics and virtue come from. Research in social science, economics, and biology is providing exciting new data pertaining to the questions: Why do human beings care about ethics at all? When people care about ethics, what exactly do they care about?
We have now entered the age of evolution by design. Soon we will be tailoring our pharmaceutical treatments to the genetic makeup of the patient. Our new understanding of mental illnesses will allow us to explore early intervention and prevention. We are already using genetic knowledge to enhance human performance and create new organisms. But just because we can do these things, does it mean we should? This program will help participants delve into these questions.
- List three systems of ethical decision making: deontology, utilitarianism, and principlism
- Recognize the unconscious, yet persuasive nature of making moral choices
- Describe how individuals disengage from their ethical standards
- Discuss the concept of epigenetics and its effect on human behavior
- Assess how researchers explore the genetic causes of mental illness
Cost includes instruction, materials, CEUs, refreshments, and a nonrefundable $25 administrative fee.
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Continuing education credit
0.6 (6 hours) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per training. Click here for full CEU and approved hours information.
For more information, contact Kristi Obmascher at 608-262-8971, 800-442-4617, or firstname.lastname@example.org.