Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AHA 207 - Ethical/Legal Aspects of Health Care Management

Course Description

Rapid advances in medical technology challenge legal and ethical standards, and lend to situations requiring moral decisions. This course provides the student with an introduction to law, ethics and bioethics as they apply to decision making in the health care setting. It is not the intent to provide the student with right or wrong answers for ethical issues. Emphasis is on use of appropriate language, application of ethical principles, and use of critical-thinking skills to articulate a point of view on current issues in health care.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Use appropriate terminology to discuss ethical/legal issues in health care.
Explain the nature of human value development.
Analyze common theories and methods used in making ethical decisions.
Explore ethical/legal positions that pertain to current controversies in health care.
Describe legal concepts of concern to the health care manager.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3