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    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 SGPP Catalog and Handbook
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HHSM305 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare (3 cr.)

This course explores healthcare trends related to ethical issues and how personal and professional values can affect decision making. An examination of government and economic impacts on healthcare policy and practice is also included.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to be able to do the following:

  1. Explain the accreditation and credentialing process and its role in legal policy and practice changes in healthcare.
  2. Analyze the significance of personal and professional ethical values and the role they play in decision making.
  3. Identify and analyze the ethical considerations of personal and professional prejudices.
  4. Utilize critical reasoning to analyze and evaluate complex ethical and legal issues relating to current healthcare.

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