This course focuses on contemporary ethical issues in nursing practice. It covers a comprehensive review of major theories related to ethics and ethical dilemmas in professional practice. Major issues are covered such as biological issues, spiritual issues, social issues, gender issues and much more. This material also covers codes of professional practice and patient's rights as they related to ethical theory and dilemmas. The course also correlates theory with case scenarios in practice.
Textbook:Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing, 3rd edition. By: Margaret A. Burkhardt and Alivita K. Nathaniel. United States; Delmar Thompson Learning Publishers:2008. ISBN# 13-978-1-4180-4274-5.