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Professionalism and Ethics in Physician Assistant Practice II

PHA302

Second in a three part series, applying the fundamental principles of ethics to clinical dilemmas encountered in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. With emphasis on the physician assistant-patient-physician relationship, exploration includes the ethical and professional issues faced during diagnostic evaluation of patients and in the research setting. Discussion and analysis of issues encountered in the physician assistant scope of practice encourages both professional and ethical (theory based) evaluation of clinical dilemmas. Basic principles for gaining and maintaining the confidence of the patient, the trust of professional associates, and the support of the community are emphasized. 1 Credit (1 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): PHA301. Spring Only.

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