NUR403 - Nursing: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring

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Subject Title
Nursing: Ethical Ways of Knowing and Caring

Subject Description
Nursing: Ethical Ways of Knowing and CaringThis course focuses on ethical theories, concepts and issues relevant to nursing practice. Ethical decision making and nursing practice are explored. Ethical aspects of carrying/human sciences are explored within the context of the CNO Ethics Practice Standard and CAN Code of Ethics.
Pre-requisites: NUR102 and NUR201

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Clarify and critically reflect on their values and beliefs.
2. Understand and apply ethical theories, principles and concepts.
3. Understand and use an ethical decision-making process.
4. Identify and critically analyze ethical issues in health care. These issues are at the micro, meso and macro level. The issues include everyday ethical issues in addition to death and dying, capacity and consent, public health, mental health, social justice and access to health.
5. Identify and critically analyze ethical problems in terms of culture, context, politics, law, economics and societal expectations.
6. Understand and critically analyze nurses? ethical, professional and legal obligations.
7. Understand and critically analyze ways that nurses can work for social justice; locally and globally.
8. Study ways to work collaboratively with health care professionals when responding to ethical issues.
9. Identify and critically analyze ethical issues in nurses? working world and explore ways to develop and sustain a moral community for nurses.

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