Legal Aspects of Healthcare
Many decisions that healthcare professionals must make each day invoke legal and bioethical principles and have potential legal consequences. The law is in a constant state of flux, and as a healthcare management student or professional, you must possess a basic knowledge of the current law as it applies to your areas of responsibility. You also must be able to identify problems that require legal counsel. This course provides a working knowledge of up-to-date health law to help you make decisions that are consistent with applicable legal principles. Also, gain an understanding of how the law relates to the provision of health services in an era of increased awareness by consumers of their rights.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of legal issues that are applicable to the administration and delivery of healthcare services
- The importance of safeguarding patients, the organization, and the profession from professional and general liability
- Healthcare management students and professionals
- Students interested in pursuing a role in healthcare management