OCTC Faculty Co- Author Textbook

"Medical Ethics: The 16 Week Case Consult"

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OWENSBORO, KY (07/09/2018) OCTC Professors Dr. Court Lewis and Dr. Timothy Dick have published a Medical Ethics textbook with Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. "Medical Ethics: The 16 Week Case Consult" is an interactive workbook designed to teach students the basics of critical thinking and ethical reasoning and how both skills apply to the field of medicine. With a combined forty years of experience in teaching Medical Ethics, Lewis and Dick have crafted a text that not only promotes reading, thinking, and learning, but also recreates the atmosphere of a clinical ethics consult.

Students learn important conceptual tools, and also practice participating in ethical debates, as they occur in medical facilities around the world. The text combines the rigor of ethical analysis with the complexities of biology and medicine to create a rich examination of theoretical and practical issues that then must be applied to common situations that occur in healthcare facilities, court rooms, popular culture, and even around the "kitchen table." "Medical Ethics: The 16 Week Case Consult" is a great resource for anyone interested the intersection of ethics and medicine, or in learning how to develop strategies to make ethical decisions.

Court Lewis received his PhD from the University of Tennessee and is Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at OCTC. He authored "Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness", from Lexington Books.He is the Series Editor of Vernon Press's series on the "Philosophy of Forgiveness", editor of two volumes in the series, and has contributed to several other journals and edited collections. He is the co-editor of "Doctor Who and Philosophy" and "More Doctor Who and Philosophy", editor of "Futurama and Philosophy" and "Divergent and Philosophy", and author of "Way of the Doctor". Timothy Dick received his PhD from the University of Kentucky in Policy, Ethics, and Biology, a MA in Cellular Biology from the University of Evansville, and a MA in Behavioral Biology from the University of Evansville. He has been with OCTC since 1986, and serves on several ethics boards in the community.


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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