Online Nursing Courses - RNSG 331 - RN to BSN Online Completion Degree

Online Nursing Course - Ethics in Healthcare - RNSG 331

3 Units

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Course Description:

Course content focuses on ethical issues in today's health care environment, examination of individual values, professional values and effects of culture on an individual's value system. The course provides content on value development, ethical theories and real life examples intended to motivate and stimulate thought process and discussion. Web related activities are designed to promote the development of methods to resolve ethical and legal issues encountered by nurses in the health care environment of today.

Course Objectives:
  • Explore the influence of an individual's worldview in the development of ethical standards that shape their decision making process.
  • Identify and explore one's own role as a health care professional with regard to ethical decision-making.
  • Compare and contrast basic theories and principals central to ethical dilemmas and moral development.
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas resulting from conflicts between patients, health care professionals, and institutions.
  • Demonstrate the application of a model for ethical decision making.
  • Examine the impact of ethical issues on health care professionals.
  • Analyze and summarize a research based article related to ethical issues and decision-making.
  • In addition to course objectives, there are specific learning objectives for each topic / module in the course.

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