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College of Nursing
HCS/578 Version 4
Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues in Health Care | |Copyright © 2011, 2006, 2005 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

Course Description

Ethical principles and decision-making models are used to address and understand complex health care issues. Legal concepts and regulatory agency and other public policies influence the direction and financing of health care.


Robert Moss, JD


Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

    • University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.
    • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Burkhardt, M. A., & Nathaniel, A. K. (2008). Ethics & issues in contemporary nursing (3rd ed.). Mason, OH: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Nickitas, D. M., Middaugh, D. J., & Aries, N., (2011). Policy and politics for nurses and other health professionals: Advocacy in action. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Ethical Theories                                                                                                                           |
|                         |Details                                                                                       |Due           |Points         |
|Objectives               |Identify the various ethical theories and belief systems.                                     |               |               |