Survey of Health Care Attorneys Regarding Content of an Undergraduate Health Law and Ethics Course

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Andy Hyer


Objectives: Undergraduate students in health sciences studies degree programs are required to take coursework in health law and ethics. However, there is little research indicating what topics and learning outcomes are most pertinent for such courses at the undergraduate level. Attorneys practicing in health law interact with health professionals and may have valuable insights regarding course content. Methods: Email surveys sent to lawyers throughout the northwest and mountain west identified in public databases as working in health care law. Results: Results will be available at the end of March 2013. Conclusion: The results obtained from the survey will identify what information pertaining to health law and ethics is most used in the health care setting. They will also help determine the potential usefulness of a health law and education training as part of an undergraduate health science education.

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