Health Care Ethics And Social Responsibility –


(3 credits)

This course identifies ethical issues in health care. It is designed to encourage students to clarify their personal ethic with regard to health care issues. The various responsibilities involving the management of populations whose ethics may be divergent are identified.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Ethical Theories, Principles, and Concepts

  • Differentiate between legal and ethical issues.
  • Identify major ethical theories and principles.
  • Describe problem-solving methodologies.

Application of Ethics Within Individual Organizations

  • Describe ethical principles used in health care organizations.
  • Explain the relationship between an organization’s culture and ethical decision-making.
  • Recognize the role and importance of ethical values within an organization.

Administrative Ethical Issues

  • Describe the impact of administrative ethical issues in the health care environment.
  • Identify the roles of institutional compliance and ethics committees.
  • Explain the managerial responsibilities related to administrative ethical issues.

Biomedical Ethical Issues

  • Describe the ethical impact of historical biomedical events on the health care industry.
  • Identify ethical issues that are related to medical consent.
  • Describe current biomedical ethical issues in health care.

Emerging Ethical Issues

  • Determine future ethical issues in the rapidly changing health care environment.

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