Professionalism and Ethics in Physician Assistant Practice


Application of standard moral theories and logical reasoning to medical dilemmas encountered by the physician assistant in emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings, with a focus on issues related to the autonomous patient. Analysis of professional codes, oaths and institutional standards in the provision of healthcare are discussed. Basic principles for gaining and maintaining the confidence of the patient, the trust of professional associates and the support of the community are emphasized. Analysis of the impact of traditions, customs, and culture of minority groups on the present health care system. (Cultural Diversity) Summer Only.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture