Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare


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          Completion Time

          12 hours

          Access Time

          42 Days


          Individual Skill Course



          Training Level


          Delivery Information:

          Online Asynchronous Self-paced


          Healthcare professionals today are acutely aware of the need to understand the legal and ethical environment in which they practice. In this certificate, you'll explore the legal and ethical risks related to HIPAA rules, medication errors, social media and healthcare, organ donation, and workplace violence. By the end of the program, you'll have a solid grasp of crucial topics in the healthcare industry that are important to anyone working in a medical-related field.

          Learning Outcomes

          What you will learn:
          • Identify types of law and how the health care system is regulated
          • Describe the theories and foundations of ethics that support sound decision- making during the provision of care
          • Discuss the contemporary ethical dilemmas found in healthcare today
          • Identify the HIPAA rules that ensure that personal health information is protected
          • Describe the issues relevant to medication errors
          • Examine an overview of social media tools used in healthcare today as well as provide principles for the effective and professional use of social media
          • Discuss the complex and challenging issues surrounding organ and tissue donation and recovery
          • Describe the key characteristics and factors related to the prevalence of workplace violence
          How you will benefit:
          • Learn the legal and ethical issues commonly found in healthcare, including issues arising from recent scientific and technological advances in the field
          • Examine the legal implications of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
          • Explore the important legal, ethical, and patient care issues arising from medication errors, organ donations, and workplace violence
          • Discover how social media as impacted the health care industry
          • Discover ways to improve your total health and well- being and positively impact your life and the life of your family
          • Learn new information that can help you prepare for a career in many areas of health (including health education, public health, nursing, medicine, social work, environmental health, or health coaching) as well as other fields (such as law, political science, advocacy, etc.)
          • Enhance your professional marketability with training specific to the topics covered
          • Build knowledge and competencies needed to advance your career and/or improve your personal health and well- being
          • Fulfill continuing education and/or national certification requirements


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