Health Care Issues II
College of Arts + Science
In this second-part of this three-part series, students build upon concepts in patient care discussed in Health Care Issues I by learning concepts as they relate to practical decision-making and problem-solving. Students will explore medical ethics, healthcare policies, death and dying, life sustaining care, public health ethics, and healthcare system ethics. Students will study interprofessional collaboration, risk management strategies and the legal definitions of brain death, DNR, advance directives and their responsibilities toward other facets of public health including patient advocacy, disease prevention and monitoring. Students will learn about patient safety, rural healthcare, prevention of medical errors, and interviewing techniques along with appropriate methods of delivering education to all patient populations including breaking bad news, futile interventions and avoidance of deception and promise making.