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HealthCenter21: Legal & Ethical Issues
Online Curriculum Resources for Allied Health and Health Science Courses
The Legal and Ethical Responsibilities module equips students to make sound decisions when faced with workplace situations. Topics include: the Patients Bill of Rights, Scope of Practice, tort law, contract law, confidentiality and privileged communication, and ethics. Students examine example scenarios and consider the legal implications, and they also research a current bioethical issue in health care.
This module gives students an overview of the role and responsibilities of medical office occupations. Topics include: educational requirements, professionalism, personal appearance, teamwork, effective communication, HIPAA, and the legal issues that pertain to office personnel.
Students explore foundational concepts essential for a career in emergency medical services. Topics include: history of the EMS system, levels of national EMS providers, credentialing requirements, professionalism, infection control, body mechanics, stress management, communication skills, documentation, and legal and ethical issues.
This module gives students an overview of the role and responsibilities of health assistant occupations. Topics include: interdependence of teams, employment opportunities, educational requirements, professionalism, nursing process, scope of practice, confidentiality, informed consent, code of ethics, infection control, safety measures, and standard precautions.
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