HSC 571: Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations: Research Tips

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Useful Search Terms

Depending on your topic, you may find it helpful to use terms such as those listed below in a variety of combinations (e.g. "medical ethics" and "right to die").

Advanced directive

Durable power of attorney

Health services administration


Informed consent


Medical ethics


Patient Rights

Right to die

Tort liability of hospitals

Boolean Searching

The Boolean search strategy allows you to combine  - or connect - multiple terms into a single search, thereby allowing for a more focused search. The result of a successful Boolean search is a list of results targeted to your specific topic. Knowing how to do a Boolean search is especially helpful when searching large databases for relevant articles. Here is a quick and understandable tutorial if you need more information:

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