PHL  211  Biomedical Ethics

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It is here that you will find important announcements. These would include:

  • 1. Changes in assignments

  • 2. Corrections of materials

  • 3. Cancellations of assignments

  • 4. Review of the Progress of the Class

  • 5. Special programs of relevance on TV, radio or Cable.

  • 6. Special items in the newspapers

  • 7. Speakers at local sites

Please be sure to read ALL EMAIL and submit assignments by email


COURSE is over !!  Class Blackboard site is closed.  Class site with all materials remains open.

THANK YOU to all who persevered and worked so hard.

Have a great summer !!!

Grades posted

PHL 211-001 GRADES

PHL 211-002 GRADES

FINDING YOUR GRADES:  The last four digits of your college ID# are the ID# for your grades in the table


ANNOUNCEMENT 7-22-17 to 7-24-17 Module 14 A Claim of A Right to Health Care

ANNOUNCEMENT 7-19-17 to 7-21-17 Module 13 The Allocation of Resources: Scarcity and Triage

ANNOUNCEMENT 7-16-17 to 7-18-17 Module 12

ANNOUNCEMENT 7-13-17 to 7-15-17 Module 11

ANNOUNCEMENT 7-10-17 to 7-12-17 Module 10

ANNOUNCEMENT 7-7-17 to 7-10-17 Module 9 Infanticide Experimentation

ANNOUNCEMENT 7-317 to 7-6-17 Module 8 Abortion

ANNOUNCEMENT 6-30-17 to 7-2-17 Module 7 Human Experimentation

ANNOUNCEMENT 6-27-17 to 6-29-17 Module 6 Rights, Truth and Consent

ANNOUNCEMENT 6-24-17 to 6-26-17 Module 5 Nursing and Ethics

ANNOUNCEMENT 6-21-17 to 6-23-17 Module 4  Professionalism, Elitism and Health Care

ANNOUNCEMENT 6-18-17 to 6-20-17 Module 3

Moral Climate of Health Care

ANNOUNCEMENT 6-6-17 to 6-17-17 Module 2 ETHICS

This is the longest and most important module of the course.  It sets out the basis for ethical thinking.  I do not expect you to master the principles and method of dialectical thinking. We have the whole semester to work on this.  Do your best to understand the basic principles and the human values at the basis for ethical decision making.  The assignments through the semester will provide opportunities to master them.

ANNOUNCEMENT 6-2-17 to 6-5-17 Module 1



REMEMBER to read the ANNOUNCEMENTS documents each time you enter the course!!!


Prepare for one heck of an experience.

Intense and rapid!!

7 weeks of work and thinking, thinking , thinking. Are you ready!

Fun, work, opportunities, work, rewards, work. 18 to 24 hours of work per week!

 Patients' Rights**Informed Consent**Privacy**Experimentation**Partial Birth Abortion**Cloning**Physician Assisted Suicide**Infanticide**Allocation of Resources**Right to Health Care** & Other Topics!!!


SCHEDULE :  The course consists of 14 Modules.  They  open and then close on the third day (exception Module 2 on Ethics).  It is incredibly intense.  You must work EACH DAY!!!  Discussions EACH DAY.  Written assignments in each module.  Case studies in modules 7 to 14!! GRADES will be posted  within 3 days of the close of each module. 


You know you can reach me 3 ways:

1) Re Course ASK THE PROFESSOR discussion forum

2) Re personal matter (not of others ) by email :

SUBJECT LINE : YOUR NAME name +  PHL 211 +  HELP or Question or Assignment #

3) telephone:  718 281 5038 




Phone: 451-4150



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What We Do In The Writing Center:

All students at Suffolk Community College are welcome to work on and/or discuss any type of writing project in the Writing Center. Some specific areas of assistance include:

Working with you to help generate ideas for your writing

Discussing strategies for organization, development, and final review of your work

Access to Gateway and Mac computers, MS Word, and the Internet

Access to a variety of handouts covering various grammatical and documentation concerns

Helping with writing projects outside of school such as resumes

All You Do:

Walk in any time during Writing Center hours and sign in. Often there is no waiting to see a tutor. (Thirty-minute appointments are available if you do not want to risk a wait. Please call ahead for appointments.)

Work alone or with a tutor

Actively discuss your writing if you choose to work with a tutor

Realize that your piece of writing and the ideas that make up your writing are valuable no matter where you are in the writing process. We can work with you to develop your writing to its fullest potential.

Bring a zip disc for the Mac computers or a regular disc for the Gateways. (Regular discs are available for $1.00) You can type your papers, print them out, and discuss them with tutors all in the same place.

Make the Writing Center your habit for the semester! Come and see us every week.

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