HLT3610 The Healthcare Ethics Committee

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Hal Scott

Course Description:

Healthcare providers and support staff face many ethical issues in caring for patients including informed consent, confidentiality, end of life challenges, and how to allocate resources. These decisions affect providers, patients, family members, and support staff. Resolving ethical dilemmas in a clinical setting often is refered to a healthcare ethics committee. The process of this interdisciplinary team is to develop healthcare ethical value clarification skills will be introduced.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students need to know and understand how healthcare issues are identified and handled in a clinical setting. They will learn the composition and operating principles used by healthcare ethics commitees and how they may provide appropriate input into this professional setting.

Why This Course Is Important:

Ethics in healthcare is a hot topic. The pillars of ethics and ethical theories flow largely out of religious thought and tradition.