Health Policy, Bioethics and Quality of Care (3 Credits) LAW 4677

Course surveys the health law policy considerations, bioethics issues and mechanisms for assuring quality of health care that challenge health care professionals, providers, and consumers in a rapidly changing field. Bioethics topics include death and dying; modern reproductive issues including fetal and maternal decision making, assisted reproduction, cloning and human genetics; justice in health care access and coverage; and organ donation/transplantation. The course also surveys the major mechanisms assuring the quality of health care including regulation of health professionals and related discipline or quality matters; the professional-patient relationship including informed consent, privacy, confidentiality and human subject research; and liability of health professionals and organizations.