Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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Current Legal and Ethical Controversies in American Health Law (Thursdays, 2:00pm-4:00pm)

This course will address an array of contemporary legal and ethical controversies that concern individuals who interact with health care professionals and organizations and the US health care system as patients, family members, employers, employees and citizens. Specific topics include informed consent and shared decision making, the medical malpractice system, research regulation, advance medical planning for serious illness, government power to promote public health, and health-care financing challenges.

October 13, 2016

Health Reform - Achieving Access to Affordable Health Care [ppt]

October 20, 2016

Legal and Ethical Aspects of the Biomedical Research Enterprise [ppt]

October 27, 2016

Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making [ppt]

November 3, 2016

Medical Planning and Care at a Time of Advanced, Irreversible Illness [ppt]

November 10, 2016

Government Power to Protect and Promote the Public Health [ppt]

November 17, 2016

Strengths and Shortcomings of the Medical Malpractice System [ppt]