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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

PH 130 Practical Approaches for Today's Health Care Ethics Challenges (Elective Short Course)

This highly interactive, inter-professional elective is designed to give students an overview of health care ethics, including recognizing and responding to contemporary clinical, research, and organizational ethical conflicts in health care. The students will become familiar with the application of ethics principles to today’s health care ethics challenges faced by health care professionals. Through the discussion of case studies, students will build practical ethical reasoning skills and strategies for dealing with frequently encountered ethics issues, as well as approaches for anticipating and decreasing the presence of ethics conflicts. Students will also gain an understanding of the structure and function of a Hospital Ethics Committees and an Institutional Review Board/Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Emphasis throughout the elective will be on critical thinking, real-world application and decision-making in a professional environment. 

2 credits; (HP, P, LP, NC)

Prerequisites: None


William A. Nelson


Summer - Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Aug 24-Sept 21)