This course will explore the interrelationships between policy, ethics and the law and their impact on clinical practice and health care. Broader social issues common to vulnerable populations will be examined using ethical and legal frameworks. Recurring issues in clinical practice will be examined for how legislation and regulation impacts care. System issues relevant to health and healthcare delivery will be explored for its impact on care and policy implications. Practices/protocols/policies that are compliant with legal and ethical mandates will be explored. Organizational and social communicating and advocating for policy change will be developed. Exploration of current ethical issues, including relevant contextual factors within the health care disciplines and within the student's area of scholarship and clinical practice as it relates to the DNP. Prerequisites: 700 & 710 or consent of instructor. 3 S.H.