Child Health Policy and Practice

Child Health Policy and Practice

Children's Health is an Internet based course which addresses a wide range of issues, including: health care decision making for newborns, children and adolescents; advance directives for children; substitute health care decision making for minors; minors' religious decisions with medical consequences; complementary and alternative medicine; the duty to protect children from medical abuse and neglect; health care decision making for pregnant women; children's access to health care; financing health care for children; and research involving children as human subjects.

Reading will be available online, a few lectures will be provided online through streaming audio, there will be a few small group activities (e.g., participation in negotiations over whether a newborn must be treated in an intensive care unit), and there will be live "chats" in which all of the students and the teachers will discuss issues online at the same time.