This course examines the ethical, legal, and culturally relevant dimensions of the U.S. health sector, including not-for-profit, for-profit, and public health systems. Topics include ethical issues, public policy, stewardship, and compliance standards impacting healthcare finance and delivery; frameworks for ethical decision making; socio-economic impacts on public policy; and strategies for influencing the policy-making process within the health sector.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Apply frameworks for ethical administrative decision making.
- Analyze policies and laws impacting the delivery and financial operations of services for vulnerable individuals and communities.
- Evaluate the effect of current policies, payment systems, and regulatory agencies on quality and system performance.
- Examine and evaluate policy environment and solutions, while exploring ways to influence the creation and implementation of public policy.