PAC670 Patient Advocacy in Action
Lead Faculty: Dr. Lorna L. Zukas
Develop assessment and planning skills to problem-solve and utilize information and research for patient advocacy. Participate in field visits and develop an advocacy project designed to advance understanding of health-related needs in a community or population of interest. Analyze how allied health professionals collaborate to improve health care. Two-month course.
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the advocacy model in medicine.
- Explore and critically evaluate how doctors and their patients utilize knowledge of theories of decision-making.
- Understand and critically evaluate the structure and function of an integrated health care system as well as the role of the health care management team.
- Apply Knowledge of applicable federal and state patients' rights, (i.e., civil rights, human rights, etc.) legislation, rules and regulations.
- Assume the role of the empathetic practitioner in providing culturally competent health care.
- Synthesize learning from course readings, lectures, discussions, interviews, presentations and other outside sources in the context of a relevant community health project design.