Students in this course examine the role of health care policy and legal, regulatory, and quality control in ethical decision making in professional, healthcare practice. Students explore concepts and principles of health care policy, legal control, ethical conduct, and regulatory environments and their application to the healthcare environment through the lens of the professional discipline. Students evaluate the impact of health care policy and multicultural, socioeconomic, political, legal, and regulatory factors on health care access disparities and examine ways to articulate the needs of individuals, communities, and vulnerable populations to consumers and appropriate officials. Students also focus on the importance of cultural competence and ethical decision-making within healthcare delivery systems. Must be enrolled in Nursing program.