Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

This course examines the contemporary application of legal and ethical issues involved in the management and delivery of healthcare services and health-related research. A historical overview of events and milestones that have shaped the contemporary regulatory landscape is provided. Specific topics include informed consent, medical negligence, liability of hospital and staff, medical records and disclosure of patient information, ethical billing and coding practices, end-of-life decisions, and medical staff credentialing.