Health Law And Ethics – hcs545 (3 credits)
Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of health care, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations.
Health Care Organizational Ethics
- Evaluate the influence of accountability and social responsibility for health care organizations.
- Analyze the impact of tort and medical error on health care delivery.
- Analyze influence of organizational culture on ethical decision making.
Laws and Ethics of Resource Management
- Evaluate ethical issues related to resource allocation.
- Describe the law and ethics of labor relations.
- Examine the law and ethics of health care contracting.
Legal and Ethical Issues of Patient Care
- Describe the current legal and ethical requirements of health care reform in health care delivery.
- Evaluate the ethical implications of beginning- and end-of-life decision making.
Ethics of Technology Use
- Identify the ethical and legal requirements for the use of technology.
- Describe the ethical responsibilities of the administrator in using information and data.
Ethical Influences on Health Care
- Compare the four major ethical principles.
- Analyze the relationship of these principles to current healthcare issues.
- Examine the influence of individual ethics on professional decision making.
Regulatory and Legislative Issues
- Examine the legislative impact on health care delivery.
- Explain the role and impact of governmental regulatory agencies.
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