Health Care Ethics and the Law is a comprehensive practical ethics textbook relevant to undergraduate students seeking the necessary management skills to work in health care organizations, as well as graduate students currently working in health care organizations. This text is also relevant to those general health care consumers who are simply attempting to navigate the complex U.S. health care system. Every attempt is made within the text to support health care ethics and health law with practical applications to current issues.
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Donna Hammaker, a health law attorney and founding director of NIH-CML, holds a faculty appointment at Immaculata University where she teaches graduate health care ethics and health law. She earned graduate degrees from Temple University School of Law and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed graduate studies at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and the London School of Economics. Before entering academia full-time, Hammaker was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Hammaker was also president and chief executive officer of Collegiate Health Care Corp., the nation's first inter-university managed care organization. She has served on the adjunct faculty and taught graduate health care ethics and health law at Alvernia College, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, Saint Joseph University, and Widener University.
Thomas Knadig, a Templeton Scholar in Science and Religion and Co-Director of NIH-CML, serves as a chaplain with the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System and holds faculty appointments at Cabrini College and Widener University. He earned graduate degrees from Widener University, University of Notre Dame, and Saint Mary's Seminary and University. Knadig completed post-doctoral studies at Oxford University in England, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California-Berkeley. A formerly ordained Jesuit priest, Knadig was Board Chairman of Collegiate Health Care Corp. and Executive Director of the College Consortium on Drugs and Alcohol, a preferred provider organization with an education and training institute that served colleges and universities in North America. He has served on the adjunct faculty and taught undergraduate ethics and religion at Alvernia College, Immaculata University, LaSalle University, Saint Joseph University, and Wheeling College.
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