Courses T - Z
768: Topics In Long Term Care
Provides students with an overview of key legal and policy issues in the diverse and growing field of long term care. In the context of the seminar long term care will be cast broadly as an area that deals with diverse populations that have profound and ongoing health/social needs including disabled populations and the elderly. While much of the course will focus on statutory and regulatory law, significant emphasis will be placed on evolving public policies in long term care that impact programmatic developments in quality assurance ,insurance coverage and the regulation of institutional and community actors. Specific areas of focus will be selected for each term for review and analyses including diseases of aging, prevention of abuse and neglect, uses of telehealth, senior housing policy and end of life care. Materials from the United States, Canada, the EU and Japan will be referenced. Students will be required to write two memoranda and participate in a group project.