Professional Responsibility Comparing Law and Medicine
- Semester: Spring 2019
- Course ID: 385
- Credit Hours: 3
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Not Allowed
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
- Upperclass-only elective
- Reversed priority
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Modern professionals perform their duties in a rapidly changing world, subject to forces such as corporatization, consumerism, globalization, and the information revolution. This course takes a comparative approach to the professional responsibilities of American lawyers by contrasting legal and medical professionalism. After developing a theoretical framework for analyzing professional practice, the course explores the ethical, regulatory, and policy implications for both lawyers and physicians of organizational structures, scope of practice, compensation, representation and advocacy, confidentiality and communication with clients and patients, conflict of interest, access to professional services, competition involving professions, and professional malpractice and misconduct. The course will include study of the rules governing both professions (e.g., the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics).
This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility degree requirement.
Textbooks ( * denotes required )