Adventure, Risk, and Rescue
Ethical Issues in Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Medicine - Adventures in the wilderness come in many forms: climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, whitewater rafting, backcountry skiing, scuba diving, and more. But how do we choose acceptable levels of risk when planning such encounters? How do we mitigate the risks we choose? And what decisions do we make when our priorities turn from fun to survival? Moreover, what motives and attitudes guide our own approaches to adventure in the first place? This course will examine the technical, philosophical, social, and medical components of adventures in wilderness environments.
Instructors: Peggy Batin, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Philosophy; TW Jones, MD, MMC, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics