ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE
2018/2019, Semester 2
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to examine critically a range of ethical issues that commonly arise in Advanced Practice Nursing. Students will be assisted to develop critical thinking skills crucial to the task of identifying and responding effectively to ethical problems in clinical settings.
Particular attention will be given to examining contemporary ethical theory underpinning and informing Advanced Practice Nursing; ethical decision making; patient’s rights to health care; informed consent, privacy, confidentiality and truth telling; end of life decision making, including medical futility; professional accountability and responsibility; and research ethics.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
critically analyse contemporary ethical theories underpinning and informing Advanced Practice Nursing.
examine critically common ethical issues arising in Advanced Practice Nursing.
analyse different models of ethical decision making and engage in effective and appropriate ethical decision making processes.
explore the nature and implications of ethical, legal and professional accountability and responsibility in advance practice nursing domains.
examine the nature and implications of research ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing.
Examine the role of A PN in providing advanced care based on ethical principles.
the role of the APN in the context of interprofessional collaboration in healthcare.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week