Jun 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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HA 575 - Ethical and Legal Perspectives

Considers ethical questions involving inpatient care and the management of health care services. A professional ethic is defined through an examination of the relationships between health care providers and patients and the norms appropriate to their respective conduct. Issues relating to clinical ethics, informed consent of the patient, use of life support systems, and care of the profoundly retarded, critically injured, premature infants, and the elderly are discussed from moral, legal, and religious perspectives. Special attention is given to the legal issues inherent in the provision of health care services. Means of anticipating, preventing, or responding to legal issues are considered and the appropriate role of the health care manager in legal matters is examined.

Prerequisites & Notes
HA 525

Assignment Overview

Assignments: 12 weekly assignments

Interactivity: Weekly live session

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Recognize ethical and professional standards
  • Understand patient rights and responsibilities
  • Explain compliance laws and regulations
  • Interpret and integrate federal, state and local regulations/laws
  • Understand how to enforce confidentiality principles and laws
  • Identify Medicare/Medicaid/third-party laws and regulations
  • Demonstrate how to serve as an ethical guide for a healthcare organization
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis
  • Identify governmental, regulatory, professional and accreditation agencies
  • Understand mediation, negotiation, arbitration and dispute resolution techniques
  • Define credentialing, medical malpractice and professional liability

Credits: 3

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