HNN714 - Ethical Dimensions in Nursing
2024 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Online|
|Cohort rule:||This unit is only available to students enrolled in H568, H569, H645, H665, H666, H667, H668, H669, H672, H675, H771, H777, M701, M703|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 x 1 hour online seminars (recordings provided)
This unit has as its focus a critical examination of the ethical dimensions of nursing. Using ethical principlism, moral rights, virtue ethics, and cross-cultural ethics as decision-making frames, the unit aims to provide students with an opportunity to explore and reflect critically on a range of key ethical issues arising in contemporary nursing practice and related health care domains.
To this end, particular attention is given to the issues of: the nature of nursing ethics and the professional requirement to be ethical; the relationship between the legal, clinical and ethical dimensions of nursing; cross-cultural ethics; ethical decision making; vulnerability and dehumanisation; patients' rights to and in health care; mental health care ethics; matters of life and death; professional judgment; moral quandaries and the demand to ‘take appropriate action’ to prevent harm; professional obligations to report harmful behaviours; nursing ethics futures; and, the problem of inequities in health and health care.
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