Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Health Advocacy: Patient & Family Rights
This course is designed as an introduction to Patient Advocacy for undergraduate students interested in healthcare management. A range of topics will be covered including ethical theories which relate to patient rights; advocacy in healthcare; patient rights across the lifespan and under special situations; legal and regulatory foundations for patient rights, and variations in approaches to ensure patient rights in different healthcare settings. The overall goal of the course is to expose students to many different aspects of patient advocacy and the strategies an advocate uses at multiple levels of the sociological framework and/or as an employee at a health care facility, health plan, insurance company, government agency, consumer group, or by yourself.