HCM 669 Patient Advocacy for Healthcare Quality

3 credits

Explores the origins of patient advocacy in the US healthcare system and the interconnected roles of patients, physicians, nurses, administrators, policy makers, and lawyers. Using an ecological approach, the course emphasizes the findings from the patient safety movement and the importance of effective communication, accountability and respectful teamwork. The course will use real world examples and case studies.

Prerequisite(s): HCM 660