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3 credits (3 didactic hours)
Presented: In Class
Available: Spring 2017 January 17 - May 3
This foundational course provides an overview of the structure, regulation, and financing of the health care system in the United States. Nursing's past and present contributions and its potential to shape future health care are evaluated. Contemporary health care and policy issues are examined using concepts and principles of planned change, ethical decision-making, the policy process, and policy analysis.
Instructor: Patrick Hopkins, Marianne Chiafery
Required Texts: American Nurses' Association. (2001). Code for nurses with interpretive statements. Kansas City, MO: Available online at:http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ThePracticeofProfessionalNursing/EthicsStandards/CodeofEthics.aspx
Grace, P. J. (2014). Nursing Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Advanced Practice. 2nd edition. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett
Teitelbaum, J and Wilensky, S. (2013) Essentials of Health Policy and Law. 2nd edition. Burlington MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Selected articles: Available online through the Miner Library or as indicated in Learning Modules.
Price: $1400/credit hour For information on University of Rochester Tuition Benefits, visit the Tuition Benefits homepage.
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