hcs545 | Graduate

Health Law And Ethics

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Students analyze current ethical and bioethical issues in healthcare and the legal foundations of the health industry. Students will explore topics that include legal aspects of legislation, regulation, and ethics and their impact on stakeholders

This graduate-level course is 6 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Legal Issues

    • Analyze legal requirements of health care reform and their impact on patient care.
    • Analyze the stages and impact of malpractice in health care.
    • Analyze the process available after adverse medical events.

    Ethics and Technology Utilization

    • Analyze the ethical and legal requirements for the use of technology.
    • Analyze the ethical and legal responsibilities of the administrator in using data from technology resources.

    Ethical Influences on Health Care

    • Compare the four major ethical principles.
    • Analyze the relationship of these principles to current health care issues.
    • Examine the influence of individual ethics on professional decision making.

    Health Care Regulation, Laws, and Policies

    • Analyze the influence of politics on health care regulations, laws and policies.
    • Analyze the role and impact of governmental and non-governmental regulatory agencies.
    • Analyze the relationship between law and policy in health care.

    Legal Implications on Health Care Resources

    • Evaluate the laws related to health care resource allocation.
    • Evaluate the impact of legislative policy on resource allocation in the health care industry.

    The Legal and Regulatory Role of Health Care Stakeholders

    • Analyze the roles of organizational stakeholders and interest groups involved in health care laws and regulation.
    • Analyze the responsibilities of leaders on health care law and regulations.
    • Differentiate legislative versus institutional policies.
    • Analyze the responsibility of professional licensing boards.
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