EM2208E "The Infected, The Infectious, and The Investigation: Transmitting Lessons from Infectious Diseases to Bioethics" (im GR-081922


To identify unique ethical considerations found in infectious diseases and how their incorporation into


  • Provide a historical overview demonstrating the absence of infectious diseases in the development of bioethics.
  • Describe 3 ethical considerations unique to infectious diseases.
  • Review the strengths and weaknesses of applying the traditional 4 principles by Beauchamp and Childress to these 3 considerations.
  • Suggest opportunities to implement these ethical considerations into regular clinical decision making.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe 3 unique ethical consideration found in infectious diseases.
  • Identify limitations to at least 1 of the 4 principles laid out by Beauchamp and Childress when addressing infectious disease cases.
  • Identify one area in their clinical practice where bioethics is being regularly encountered.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Photo: Christina Yen, M.D.Christina Yen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Ethics


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