This class introduces you to the ethics and legal principles involved in the medical environment. Learn the similarities and differences between law and ethics, key terms, decision making models and various behavioral patterns. You will examine real live case studies, branches of government, classiﬁcation of laws, medical specialty boards, physician’s rights, liability of health professionals, federal regulations, conﬁdentiality (HIPAA), codes of ethics and bioethical issues, and healthcare websites. Upon completion of the class students will understand patient rights, healthcare reform and ethical standards of behavior.
This class will meet on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for 8 weeks beginning on September 21, 2017.