The first two chapters in the text book describe the basic principles of morality, law, and ethics in health care environment. Every day the news is filled with headlines that address legal and ethical dilemmas. Students are to identify current health care or management related articles that pose legal and/or ethical issues. Articles can be found on the internet, newspapers, or magazines. Review the article, write a 1-2 page paper addressing legal and ethical issues on the chosen topic, and post it online for review by other students.
Possible topics: Right to die, stem cell research, assisted suicide, faulty medical devices, genetic engineering, unauthorized disclosure of medical information.
Paper format: Written material should be typed in a 12-point font. Be sure to include a list of references at the end of paper.