Ethics and Policy in Federal Health Systems

Course Number: GSN 51322
2 Credits


This core course introduces students to ethical and health care policy issues in federal and military practice. The course examines relationships among social, cultural, political, financial, clinical, and legal factors that influence health care delivery and policy in the Military and Federal Health Care Systems both in peacetime and in contingency operations.

During this course, both ethical and federal health policy issues will be explored. Key ethical principles will be presented as a class topic and elaborated on by the speaker. Political topics will be correlated with health policy and professional development.

At the end of the semester, the student will be familiar with the major ethical principles and will have formulated a system for ethical decision making in their practice. They will also understand the legislative process and how to further their profession through political activity.