Course Description

BUSINESS C750
Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Health care systems and the delivery of services function within a complicated maze of ethical and legal ambiguities and complexities. Through the discussion of real-life situations, this course will provide students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed by managers to navigate and prioritize interrelated ethical and legal issues in the workplace. The course will examine topics such as: consent and capacity to make health decisions; living wills and substitute decision makers; euthanasia; confidentiality of patient information; the regulation of health professionals and mandatory reporting requirements; risk management and medical malpractice; genetic screening; public health issues (e.g. tobacco control, mandatory vaccinations of health care workers); and other topics of practical importance to managers.

  • Prerequisite: Registration in the Health Services Management Specialization of the MBA program or permission of the instructor.

Course Offerings

Winter 2018

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Winter 2017

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Winter 2016

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Winter 2015

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