NURS 366 Nursing Ethics • 1 Cr.
This course focuses on the application of bioethical principles in nursing practice. Students will evaluate moral values and ethical principles from a nursing perspective. Ethical models in nursing will underpin topics presented in Philosophy 365. Topics may include: the nature of the provider-patient relationship, patient decision-making and advocacy, life-sustaining treatments, reproductive issues, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, and research ethics. Prerequisites: Admission to BSN program and concurrent enrollment in PHIL 365.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Apply the basic concepts, principles, and elements of biomedical ethics.
- Examine ethical principles relevant to nursing practice.
- Critically analyze the nature of specific medical practices and the impact on the individual nurse’s moral principles.
- Engage in ethical reasoning and actions to provide leadership in promoting advocacy, collaboration, and social justice as a socially responsible citizen.
- Demonstrate the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
- Fall 2013 (current quarter)