Online Nursing Courses - RNSG 309 - RN to BSN Online Completion Degree

Online Nursing Course - Cultural Diversity in Healthcare - RNSG 309

3 Units

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Course Description:

Explores beliefs, practices and traditions pertaining to cultural diversity, healing traditions and effects on the health care of individuals with different ethnic backgrounds. The course presents content that promotes increased awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Focus: influences of recent social, political and demographic changes in delivery of health care; exploration of issues and perceptions of health and illness today.

Course Objectives:
  • Trace historical evolution of the concept of professional ethics in health care.
  • Explore the complex socio-political, multi-cultural, economic, and technological factors which.
  • Discuss the underlying premises and rationales of major comparative ethical theories.
  • Analyze the resolution of selected ethical dilemmas through the use of models of ethical reasoning and decision making.
  • Explain the interrelation between ethics and law and the impact of judicial decisions upon health care practices and policies.
  • Discuss ethical obligations and duties of health professionals which originate from the nature of the caregiver-patient relationship.
  • Apply principles of ethical reasoning to resolution of ethical dilemmas in written assignments.
  • Develop action plan as to what nursing practice can do to intervene in ethical conflicts and diminish their effects.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the multiple issues related to health from a multicultural perspective.
  • Select and integrate appropriate research findings in the study of ethical issues related to health care.

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