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GERO 420. Ethics in Gerontology & Geriatrics

Credits: 3
Department: Gerontology
Description: Ethical dilemmas in aging practice and policy, including autonomy in decision-making; interdisciplinary and interprofessional practice; confidentiality, consent, and allocation of health care resources.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply concepts, components and theory of health and human service ethics.
2. Apply the steps in ethical decision making with regard to health and human services.
3. Identify and evaluate codes of professional conduct in health and human services fields.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of and evaluate regulations, standards and laws related to health and human services.
5. Analyze dynamics and professional ethics of working with others in the health and human services field.
6. Analyze current ethical issues in gerontology and geriatrics.
7. Evaluate components of ethical best practice with regard to interests of clients, patients, and participants.

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