2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HCM 683 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0

This course provides guidance in preventing and solving managerial and biomedical ethical problems including substantive ethical principles and procedural methodologies by which managers can understand, analyze and resolve ethical problems. Topics covered include business ethics versus health care ethics, conflicts of interest, ethical committees, informed consent, confidentiality, human experimentation, death and dying, abortion, the ethics of managed care, and HIV disease. In the second part of the course, federal and state laws, health care agencies and regulations are evaluated. Recent court decisions and their implications with respect to the health care profession will be discussed. Class discussions will consist of the realistic aspects of using legal counsel and diminishing tort and criminal liability to the health care institution.

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