PAM 5520

PAM 5520

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Focuses on consumer and ethical issues faced by professionals in the health care field today. Broad topics discussed include ethical standards and guidelines, health care costs and accessibility of services, government role in health care delivery, health care as a right or privilege, private industry role in health care, services for the medically indigent and elderly, practitioner burnout and training, ethics of transplant surgery and funding, reproductive technology, AIDS research and funding, animals in medical research, right to die, and baby and granny Doe cases.

When Offered Fall.

Comments Offered in even-numbered years only.

  • Understand the role of medical ethics regarding research and health care delivery in historical context.
  • Understand ethical principles, and apply them to current situations in the health field.
  • Analyze health care situations regarding conflicting ethical principles to determine which principle should supersede, and why.
  • Examine ethical health care questions from the consumer perspective.
  • Understand and be familiar with the Code of Ethics of various organizations including the American Hospital Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Medical Association.
  • Understand the role culture and history play in the application of ethical principles in medicine.
  • Communicate ethical concepts and their application in writing and orally.
  • Work in a team setting to develop and advocate for ethical arguments.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1.5 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17999 PAM 5520   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to Sloan students or permission of Sloan program.