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Electives - Health Care Policy and Finance

Medical Care for Children: Law, Economics and Health Policy

Elective Number: 3905 (arranged)

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. ? and Walter Wadlington, McKim Hall room 3172

Duration: 4 weeks = 2 credits; 2 weeks = 1 credit

Available: Not Available 2010-2011 or 2011-2012

Time to Report: 4:20 - 6:00 Tuesday and Thursday

Place to Report: To be announced

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 30 medical and law students

Course Description: The course will examine legal issues of children's medical care ranging from consent and medical decision making by and for children, child abuse and medical neglect, care for children in institutional settings or with chronic conditions, human experimentation involving children, adoption of children with special needs, assuring health care for children after their parents divorce, and problems of caring for terminally ill children. It will analyze the basic structure under which health care is provided to most children today, along with proposals for change. Issues that arise in clinical settings such as pediatric and neonatal intensive care also will be examined.

This course should be of great interest to those interested in pediatrics, obstetrics or family medicine and also to those who have a general interest in public policy for children.