Course Descriptions and Outlines

Community Health Worker Courses

Documentation, Legal & Ethical Issues in Community Health Work

This course focuses on the legal and ethical dimensions of the Community Health Worker's (CHW) role. Included are boundaries of the CHW position, agency policies, confidentiality, liability, mandatory reporting, and cultural issues that can influence legal and ethical responsibilities. This course also focuses on the importance and ability of the CHW to gather, document and report client visits and other activities. The emphasis is on appropriate, accurate and clear documentation considering legal and agency requirements. Prerequisites: None Co-requisites: None

Credits: 3.00

Credit Breakdown: Lecture 3.00
Lab 0
On the job training 0

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