Jul 05, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[3 Credits]
Clinical Ethics for the Physician Assistant is a lecture based course designed to introduce the entry level physician assistant student to ethical dilemmas encountered in clinical practice. The course will be structured such that the student will be able to identify, analyze, and develop a plan to resolve common ethical dilemma. The course will include instruction in the principles of beneficence and non-malificence, respect for for autonomy, loyalty, and fairness. Students will examine their role as health care provider in relation to confidentiality, informed consent, end-of-life issues and patients’ rights. The students will also be introduced to the ethics of clinical research, and the legal aspects of participating in clinical research.