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.
Analyze the relationship of these principles to current healthcare issues.
Compare the four major ethical principles.
Examine the influence of individual ethics on professional 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.
Legal and Ethical Issues of Patient Care
Evaluate the ethical implications of beginning- and end-of-life decision making.
Describe the current legal and ethical requirements of health care reform in health care delivery.
Health Care Organizational Ethics
Analyze the impact of tort and medical error on health care delivery.
Evaluate the influence of accountability and social responsibility for health care organizations.
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.
Regulatory and Legislative Issues
Explain the role and impact of governmental regulatory agencies.
Examine the legislative impact on health care delivery.
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