The legal and ethical aspects of the nurse’s role in the delivery and management of health care are examined in this course. This course will introduce ethical responsibilities and decision-making models related to various health care situations while exploring legal accountability to the individual, clinical, and health care providers.
Evaluate nursing decisions for level of ethical impact.
Analyze current issues and trends affecting nursing practice.
Determine common legal and ethical cases in the nursing profession.
Analyze professional standards of practice.
Discuss the judicial process and health care laws.
Apply decision-making skills in resolving ethical dilemmas.
Explain ethical dilemmas in various settings.
Analyze ethical theories and principles.
Introduction to Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues
Determine personal values and professional ethics.
Determine nursing situations that require ethical decisions.
Explain the relationships between legal and ethical issues.
Describe the role of the professional nurse in relation to accountability and responsibility.
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