HCM 3801: Issues and Trends in Health Care


Provides an overview of the nature of the healthcare system, factors influencing the distribution of health care, mainstream and alternative health manpower, and the social distribution and meaning of illness in the United States.Topics including bioethical issues, and contemporary issues such as bioterrorism, human genome project, rising prescription drug costs, and urbanization, social stress, and mental illness are covered.


  1. Critique arguments related to the impact of social factors that influence the U.S. healthcare system.
  2. Defend an opinion on critical issues facing the U.S. healthcare system in the 21st century.
  3. Evaluate the impact of commonly accepted business principles used to create an equitable healthcare system.
  4. Summarize the differences between various healthcare providers.
  5. Explain the impact of technology on the healthcare industry.
  6. Summarize the government’s impact on healthcare regulations and reform.
  7. Discuss common ethical principles applied to critical bioethical issues.
  8. Outline common management procedures that affect healthcare organizations’ strategic goals.


  1. HCM 1301
  2. HCM 3002


Health care ethics: Critical issues for the 21st century (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2019)
Author: Morrison, E. E., & Furlong, B. (Eds.).
ISBN: 9781284124910
Price: $83.94

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