SRJC Course Outlines

5/21/2024 9:31:01 PMRADT 69 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  RADT 69Title:  RT MED LAW & PROF ETHICS  
Full Title:  Medical Law and Professional Ethics in Radiologic Technology
Last Reviewed:11/27/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will learn a fundamental background in medical ethics and medico-legal professional standards. The historical and philosophical basis of medical ethics, as well as the elements of ethical behavior in clinical practice, will be discussed. Legal terminology and legal implications of professional liability in healthcare will also be presented. Topics include misconduct, malpractice, scope of practice, and professionalism. Students will examine a variety of medico-legal issues as well as ethical values and dilemmas found in clinical practice including equitable access to healthcare for diverse populations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of RADT 60 OR NR 75.2A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance in one of the nine Health Sciences programs

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will learn a fundamental background in medical ethics and medico-legal professional standards. The historical and philosophical basis of medical ethics, as well as the elements of ethical behavior in clinical practice, will be discussed. Legal terminology and legal implications of professional liability in healthcare will also be presented. Topics include misconduct, malpractice, scope of practice, and professionalism. Students will examine a variety of medico-legal issues as well as ethical values and dilemmas found in clinical practice including equitable access to healthcare for diverse populations.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of RADT 60 OR NR 75.2A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance in one of the nine Health Sciences programs
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2024Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Identify aspects of State and Federal laws that apply to healthcare practice.
2. State characteristics of medical ethics relating to healthcare.
3. Apply ethical principles to ethical dilemmas.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the principles, duties, and virtues of a healthcare professional.
2. Describe family dynamics in a cultural, social, ethnic and lifestyle context as it relates to our family of origin ethical development.
3. Exhibit professional skills and competence caring for a diverse population in a healthcare environment.
4. Define the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) code of professional ethics.
5. Identify ethical violations and describe sanctions.
6. Describe how allocation and poverty affect access to quality healthcare.
7. Define the Patient's Bill of Rights as determined by the American Hospital Association.
8. Describe legal doctrines and professional standards as regulated by state and federal agencies.
9. Describe ways to maintain patient confidentiality as defined by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations and identify situations that violate HIPAA.
10. Define the difference between civil and criminal liability.
11. Describe the radiologic technologist's role regarding mandated reporting laws.
12. Define types of patient consent and describe the radiologic technologist's role to obtain informed consent.

Topics and Scope
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I. History of Medical Ethics
    A. Origins of the healing arts and medical ethics.
     B. Principles, duties, and virtues of a health professional
    C. Milestones in the history of medical ethics
    D. Origins of medical ethnocentrism
II. Ethics and Ethical Behavior in Healthcare
    A. Moral reasoning
     B. Development of a personal value system
     C. Family dynamics in a cultural, social, ethnic and lifestyle context
    D. Interrelationship between personal, community and societal values
    E. Development of professional skills
    F. Competence
     G. Professional attributes
          1. Compassion
          2. Empathy  
          3. Sympathy  
          4. Honesty  
          5. Integrity  
          6. Accountability
     H. Continuing professional education
     I.  Code of professional ethics
     J. Seven principles of biomedical ethics
          1. Beneficence
          2. Non-malfeasance
          3. Respect for autonomy
         4. Veracity
          5. Role fidelity
          6. Confidentiality
          7. Justice
     K. Ethical violations and sanctions
III. Ethical Issues in Healthcare
    A. Individual and societal rights
    B. Cultural considerations
    C. Economic considerations
    D. Technology and scarce resources
    E. Access to quality healthcare
     F. Poverty and its effect on healthcare
    G. Quality of Life
     H. Human experimentation and research
    I. Dilemmas of transplants
    J. Life Sustaining Treatment
    K. Death and Dying
    L. The Patient's Bill of Rights
    M. Forensic Radiology
    N. Radiology-specific ethical issues
    O. Operation and manipulation of electronic data
         1. Image cropping
         2. Editing image data
         3. Alteration of exposure indicators
    P. As low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)
IV. Legal Doctrines and Professional Standards
     A. Doctrine of Personal Liability
    B. Doctrine of Respondeat Superior
    C. Doctrine of Borrowed Servant
    D. Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur
    E. Patient Consent
         1. Types
         2. Definitions
    F. HIPAA - Confidentiality of patient medical records
         1. Written
         2. Electronic communication
         3. Cell phones
         4. Social networking sites
         5. Photography
    G. Civil versus Criminal Liability
    H. Good Samaritan Law
    I. Torts - intentional and unintentional
         1. Libel and slander
         2. Assault and battery
         3. False imprisonment
         4. Invasion of privacy
         5. Breach of confidentiality
     J. Negligence and malpractice
          1. Definitions
         2. Elements
         3. Prevention
    K. Durable Power of Attorney for healthcare
    L. Responsibility to follow laws and regulations
         1. Narcotics (Controlled Substances Act)
         2. Treatment of minors
         3. Reporting communicable disease information
    M. Mandated reporting
         1. Elder and dependent adult abuse and neglect
         2. Child abuse and neglect
         3. Spousal/domestic partner abuse and neglect
          4. Duties to Warn Third Parties         
V. Hospital Labor Relations
    A. Employer contracts
    B. Organized labor unions
    C. Fair Labor Standards Act
    D. Equal Pay Act
    E. Civil Rights Act of 1991
    F. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    G. Equal Employment Opportunity Act
    H. Pregnancy policy
    I. State Fair Employment Practice Act
    J. State Worker's Compensation Statute
    K. "Whistleblowing"

Assignments:
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1. Reading (40 pages per week average)
2. Complete chapter study questions and critical thinking exercises (20-25 per chapter)
3. Complete case studies (1-2 per week)
4. Research, analyze, and compose an evidence-based narrative that addresses an ethical or medico- legal issue found in a patient care setting (2-3 pages)
5. Oral presentation on an ethical or medical-legal issue found in a patient care setting (5-10 minutes)
6. Quizzes (10-12)
7. Midterm exam
8. Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 25%
Chapter assignments; narrative paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 25%
Case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes; midterm exam; final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Medical Law and Ethics. 6th ed. Fremgen, Bonnie. Pearson. 2020.
Instructor prepared materials

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