The End of Medicine? Short Course

More than in any time in history, Americans are embracing medical interventions to become smarter, taller, attractive, and successful. Is there a fundamental, moral difference about medicine promoting enhancement as opposed to therapy? What do these practices say about how we think about our identities and the meaning of a good life? Should Christians regard enhancement as a legitimate end (or goal) of medicine? In this seminar we will explore these questions using as a primary text Carl Elliott’s book, Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream. 

Teacher: Jeff Baker, MD, PhD

Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine
Director, Program in the History of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and History

Twenty spots available! Sign up HERE.