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SSI1-150: Exploring Bioethics Today: Home

American Journal of Bioethics

Bioethics @ Collins Library

For your final paper, you will be writing a persuasive, argument-based essay that engages in contemporary bioethical issues.  You are free to choose a topic of interest to you related to contemporary bioethical issues. Please find an exhibit source(s), theory source(s), or argument source(s) from at least four sources from your own research to support your claims (e.g. books or academic journals). You may use any readings from class, in addition to these sources.

This library guide will help you get started with your research for this paper! If at any point you need additional assistance, please feel free to make an appointment with your liaison librarian, or drop in to see your peer research advisors. 

Library Session 11/5/2019

At your table, you will be be asked to work together as a group to create a concept map for the topic of dementia. What is dementia? Who is affected? What are some of the possible ethical considerations for caregivers? For medical professionals and therapists? What dilemmas might come up? 

After you've created your concept map, you'll be given four sources that relate to dementia to investigate: two books, and the two documents linked below. As your explore these sources, you'll be asked to consider the following questions:

  • Who is the author of the source? Who is the intended audience?
  • What "type" of source is this? 
    • Scholarly or popular?
    • Primary source? Secondary source? Tertiary source?
    • Exhibit source? Argument source? Theory source? 
  • What can you learn about bioethical approaches to dementia from this source?

After you've had a chance to look at these sources, we'll return to your concept map and fill it out further. What can you add? What new questions do you have? 

Science Liaison Librarian

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Eli Gandour-Rood
Office: Collins Library 117
[Eli will be working remotely for Fall 2020]

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Meet Our Peer Research Advisors!

Ilana Dutton and Kate Roscher, Peer Research Advisors Fall 2019 Hours

Ilana Dutton '20 and Kate Roscher '20 are available for research consultations as follows:

Sundays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Mondays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesdays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
No need to make an appointment...just drop by!
Library 118
(just off of the Learning Commons on the first floor of the library)