Sep 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Official General Catalog 
2017-2018 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HCM 196 - Healthcare Ethics

Health care ethics is designed for health care professionals and students planning to enter the health care field.  It offers participants the chance to understand health care ethics.  Some topics covered in the course will include:  autonomy in long-term care settings and withdrawing fluids and nutrition, euthanasia, and physician assisted suicide (medicide); HIV, reproductive rights, allocating health care resources, institutional missions, and obligations, competition and entrepreneurship in health care, and rationing.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Understand the role of medical ethics regarding research and health care delivery in an historical context.
2.  Be familiar with ethical principles and their application to current situations in the health field.
3.  Analyze health care issues from varying ethical perspectives to determine how to make the best decisions.
4.  Examine various codes of ethics of organizations including the American Hospital Association, the American College of Health Care Executives, and the American Medical Association.
5.  Discuss current areas of ethical concerns from the perspective of consumers, providers, and payers of health care services.


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