In Week 1, you learned about the importance of human resource management (HRM) in an organization’s strategic planning process. The week also focused on the role of strategic planning in healthcare. In addition, you explored the challenges faced by the healthcare industry. Finally, various issues affecting healthcare were explored.
This week, you will learn about the legal issues affecting healthcare. The week will also focus on the safety and security issues of employees. You will also learn about the role of HRM in dealing with legal issues. In addition, you will explore the major laws affecting healthcare. Finally, this week will focus on the legal responsibilities and ethical considerations of HRM.
Let’s begin this week’s lectures with one of the most crucial areas in HRM—the legal issues that can impact healthcare outcomes
Your Learning Objectives for the Week:
- Assess the legal environment affecting HRM in healthcare settings.
- Utilize critical thinking to analyze major HR challenges facing healthcare organizations and evaluate methods of minimizing the negative impact.