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Course Description:

Through group discussion and learning tasks, study important ethical and legal issues facing the providers, payers and consumers of health services. Study ethical issues related to: access, quality of care, ethical dilemmas of beginning of life issues including surrogacy and abortion, bioethical considerations of aging and dying, physician assisted suicide, assisted dying, current practices in organ transplantation, regenerative medicine, stem cell research, the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and new and emerging bioethics issues in societal health including the obesity epidemic, domestic violence and end of life care as the Baby Boomer generation ages. Students will be required to complete the following assignments for this course: two to three written assignments and case study question responses.

Note to NYS Nursing Home Administrator Certificate students: this course fulfills the requirement for Legal Issues in Health Care.

Prerequisite: The United States Health Systems or equivalent.

Important Note: this course was renamed effective the May 2016 term and was formerly offered as Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Services. Students who have successfully completed 253744, should not enroll in this course.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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