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Health Care Policy, Law and Ethics – HSA515
Student Course Guide
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INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL – Required
Showalter, J. S. (2008). The law of healthcare administration (5th ed.). Chicago: Health
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL - Supporting
The following resources provide additional background and supporting information for this
course. There is no need to purchase these items for the course.
American Hospital Association: A Patient’s Bill of Rights http://www.aha.org/default.html
Fortenberry, J. L. (2010). Health care marketing (3rd ed). Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Furrow, B. R., et al. (2001). Bioethics: Health care law and ethics. St. Paul: West Publishing.
Healthy People 2010. http://www.healthypeople.gov/document/
Mclughlin, C. P., & Mclughlin, C. D. Health Policy Analysis: An interdisciplinary approach.
Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Rural Healthy People 2010: A Companion Document for Rural Areas
State Government Healthy People Plans
Surveys the legal environment of the health services industry from a policy perspective, with
emphasis on the tensions and trade-offs between quality and cost. Uses case law, statutory and
regulatory analysis, and trends in health services delivery law to focus on the overall legal
relationships among physicians, personnel, patients, and health care institutions. Topics include
access to health care, antitrust law, personnel licensure and institutional accreditation,
malpractice, professional and institutional liability, cost containment regulation and cost
controls in government programs. Also discusses the philosophical and managerial implications
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