This 10-week course provides a basic understanding of ethical theory and principles as they relate to common ethical and moral dilemmas that challenge nursing professionals in clinical practice. The course introduces you to methods of analyzing and resolving moral dilemmas using clinical decision-making frameworks, as well as methods for increasing self-awareness by examining and understanding the impact of your own personal value systems.
- Define commonly used principles and theories involved in bioethical decision-making.
- Identify historical factors that shaped the evolution of health care ethics.
- Describe the major bioethical dilemmas encountered by age, role and population-specific groups.
- Apply clinical decision-making frameworks to address bioethical dilemmas in clinical practice situations.
- Recognize the impact of personal values in ethical reasoning and nursing practice.
- Collaborate with group members to analyze contemporary bioethical issues.
Butts, J.B. & Rich, K.L. (2016). Nursing Ethics: Across the curriculum and into practice, (4th Ed.) Boston: Jones and Bartlett.
Piccoult, J. (2004). My Sister’s Keeper. New York: Washington Square Press.
American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.