HCM 615 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

3 credits

Examines healthcare ethics and law, including theoretical foundations and social, technological, organizational, individual, and patient influences. Emphasis is placed on comparing and contrasting law and ethics, as well as examining the impact of the law, cost-containment efforts, and quality and malpractice concerns on healthcare settings and healthcare delivery. Coursework helps students delineate between what is legal versus what is ethical and provides principles for ethical decision-making. Legal and ethical issues in healthcare will be examined through case studies and analyses of real world examples.

Prerequisite(s): None