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HINF 6160 Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HINF 6160 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Appelbaum, P. S. (2007). Assessment of patients’ competence to consent to treatment. New England Journal of Medicine, 357(18), 1834–1840.

Coiera, E., & Clarke, R. (2004). e-Consent: The design and implementation of consumer consent mechanisms in an electronic environment. JAMIA: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 11(2), 129–140.

Gallagher, T. H. (2009). A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: Review of medical error. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(6), 669–677

Hampton, T. (2008). Groups push physicians and patients to embrace electronic health records. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 299(5), 507–509.

Hodge, J. G., Jr., Gostin, L. O., & Jacobson, P. D. (1999). Legal issues concerning electronic health information: Privacy, quality, and liability. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 282(15), 1466–1471.

Kagawa-Singer, M., & Blackhall, L. J. (2001). Negotiating cross-cultural issues at the end of life: “You got to go where he lives.” JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 286(23), 2993–3001. 

Lo, B., Dornbrand, L., & Dubler, N. N. (2005). HIPAA and patient care: The role for professional judgment. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 293(14), 1766–1771.Nelson, W. A. (2005). An organizational ethics decision-making process. Healthcare Executive, 20(4), 8–14.  

Palmer, L., & Hoffman, L. A. (2007). Detecting and preventing substance abuse in health care professionals.Critical Care Alert, 15(1), 5–8.

Pendergast, J. M. (2005). International health care professional migration. Journal of Nursing Law, 10(4), 208–213. 

Rosenthal, K. (2004). Where did this patient’s I.V. therapy go awry? Nursing, 34(5), 56–57. 

Rothstein, M. A., & Talbott, M. K. (2006). Compelled disclosure of health information: Protecting against the greatest potential threat to privacy. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 295(24), 2882–2885. 

Smith, A. K., Sudore, R. L., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2009). Palliative care for Latino patients and their families: Whenever we prayed, she wept. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 301(10), 1047–1057.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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