In Week 1, our primary focus will be laying a foundation on which you will continue to build throughout the course. You will explore some fundamental ideas relating to law and the development of law, as well as ethics. This broad overview will provide you with the necessary tools to further explore contemporary ethical dilemmas, organizational ethics, employee rights and responsibilities, and patient rights and responsibilities in the coming weeks.
Your Learning Objective for the Week:
- Apply legal and ethical principles, procedures, and cases to practical management problems frequently found in healthcare settings.
WeekText(s), Chapters and Readings
From your course textbook, Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, review the following chapters:
- Introduction to Ethics
- Development of Law
- Introduction to Law
From the Online Library, review the following articles:
- The Burden of Choice: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Professionals’ Reactions to Ethical Challenges in Humanitarian Crises
- Eliciting, Documenting, and Honoring Patient’s Goals of Care and Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions: Building Systems to Ensure Success (FR479)
- Outlook for Federal Mental Health Policy in the 115th Congress
- The Future of Health Care Reform – Section 1332 Waivers and State-Led Reform
- Court Allows HIPAA Negligence Claim
- Clinical Negligence Litigation: Balancing the Interests
- Is Access to Justice Becoming a Lost Cause?
From the Internet, review the following:
- American College of Healthcare Executives. (n.d.). About ACHE. Retrieved from https://www.ache.org/abt_ache/code.cfm
- USA.gov. (2017). How laws are made and how to research them. Retrieved from https://www.usa.gov/how-laws-are-made