Dec 06, 2022
PHL 230 - Bioethics for NursingCredits: 2
Instructional Contact Hours: 2
Addresses basic ethical concepts, principles, justification, and reasoning. Applies them to ethical issues and cases involving professionalism, confidentiality, veracity, paternalism, informed consent in the context of nursing.
Lecture Hours: 30 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Clarify, distinguish, apply and evaluate in writing and orally the use of the basic vocabulary and concepts essential to critical thinking in the field of health care ethics.
- Define terms.
- Distinguish appropriate from inappropriate uses of terms.
- Identify cases to which the concepts apply and assess the degree to which they apply.
- Use these concepts and the vocabulary to evaluate arguments on opposing sides of the ethical issues and cases studied in the course.
- Apply ethical principles orally and in writing to ethical problems in nursing.
- Explain when and why a principle is upheld by a given act and when and why it is violated.
- Clarify the areas of common ground among ethical principles and the areas of difference among them.
- Describe and clarify the interrelationships among the ethical principles.
- Demonstrate in written and oral work a clear understanding of the nature of ethical problems and the reasoning that supports alternate positions on those studied in the course.
- Identify, state and clarify ethical problems in the nursing profession.
- Formulate and evaluate the main arguments on various sides of the issues studied.
- Point out the strengths and weaknesses of the main arguments.
- Develop in written and oral work the ability to formulate and evaluate arguments to support positions on different sides of ethical issues studied in the course.
- Assess the degree of support that relevant ethical principles provide for main positions on the issues studied.
- Identify, distinguish and formulate ethical and non-ethical arguments.
- Construct arguments to support viewpoints on ethical issues and cases, state objections to these arguments, and defend the arguments against objections.
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