Feb 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HA 560 - Health Administration Mission Integration

This is an introductory course on the unique concept of mission integration for Catholic health care organizations. At the completion of the course, students will have a greater understanding of the ministry of Catholic health care, the concept of mission integration and of the special elements that make it unique as it carries on the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: 4 Units
  • Interactivity: Discussion Participation
  • Final Assessment: Final Paper

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

  1. Examine and interpret the history and importance of Catholic health care including major theological and scriptural foundations.
  2. Describe the history and importance of mission integration and how it guides a Catholic health care organization.
  3. Interpret and articulate the key elements of mission integration and mission integration program development in a Catholic health care setting.
  4. Analyze the role of spiritual care and its importance in health care settings including ministering to the needs of the elderly and seriously ill.
  5. Differentiate between and articulate the social teachings of the Catholic Church and how they are used for decision-making, management strategy and reflection of current social issues.
  6. Interpret the concept of sponsorship in Catholic health care organizations.
  7. Identify and interpret the role of health care ethics, explain the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic health care services (ERDs), ethical decision-making and the context for addressing ethical issues.
  8. Examine and explain the role of the mission integration leader in an organization’s strategic planning, leadership team membership, forming future leaders and other contributions in a Catholic health care organization.

Credits: 3

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