MHCA 5335

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Social, Ethical, and Legal Aspects of Healthcare Organizations

The challenges of patient-centered care require an understanding of the complex ethical and legal issues, mandates and best practices are analyzed. Analysis of selected legal principles and their application to health field are included. Legal aspects of corporate liability, medical malpractice, admission and discharge processes, medical staff bylaws, informed consent, nursing, patients' rights, medical records, and governmental regulation of personnel and health facilities are also evaluated. Analysis of case studies and resolution implications are explored.

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Admission into the MHA program or program director approval

School of Arts and Sciences