MEDA105W
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This course addresses the legal and ethical principles of health care provision, providing the student with an understanding of the organization of ambulatory health care, the medical-legal guidelines, patient’s bill of rights, documentation and office requirements. A framework is provided that enables the student to reason clearly and effectively about the ethical and legal issues involved in medical science and technology. The history and development of the health care profession, and the physician-patient relationship is stressed. Emphasis is also placed on understanding the ethical and legal environment of health care, making appropriate ethical and legal choices in practice, and developing skills necessary to promote ethical and legal leadership in a health care setting.