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Nursing ethics

Course Code: 1000130                  College: HOPE School of Nursing

Semester: Spring                       Intended Students: The third year students

Credits: 2                             Instructor: Yu Huidan (China)

Course Content:

Nursing Ethics focuses on the process of making clinical decisions in clinical practice that impact patients and families as well as nurses.  The history of ethics, bioethical decision making, current ethical principles and standards of nursing practice will be stressed.  The participants will not only study the theory but the application in a variety of clinical settings.

Nursing Ethics will have a number of clinical situations for the students to analyze based on the basic theoretical framework of biomedical ethics.  Issues to be discussed will involve practice issues with patients as well as issues confronting nurses in the workplace that may impact the safety of the nurses, patients or families.

At the end of the course the student will be able to: 1 To define ethics; 2 To present various ethical theories; 3 To relate models of ethical decision making to clinical situations; 4 To understand the complexity of ethical decision making with the evolving changes in health and society; 5 To participate in analysis of various clinical situations based on the theory base of nursing ethics and clinical decision making; 6 To become familiar with ethical standards in other countries and recognize that ethics are culturally related

The course will utilize lectures, class discussion, case study, role play, DVD teaching, and group report activities in order to improve the undergraduates’interests and activeness.


Course Evaluation:

Evaluation will be based upon satisfactory completion of class discussion ( 10%), homework and group report ( 30%), and final examination ( 60%).




List of Recommended References:

《Principles of biomedical ethics》fifth edition ,Oxford University, Tom L.Beachamp, 2001

《Nursing Ethics----Across the Curriculum and into Practice》third edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Janie B. Butts, Karen L.Rich, 2005

《Nursing ethics》third edition,Janie Butts, Karen Rich. Jones and Bartlett publishers,2004

《护理伦理概论》尹裕君主编   华杏出版社2006

《护理伦理学》  姜晓鹰主编  人民卫生出版社   2007

《护理伦理学》  卢美秀著    科学技术文献出版社   2000

《护理伦理学》  丛亚丽主编  北京医科大学出版社   2002

《生命伦理学》  沈铭贤主编  高等教育出版社2003

《护理伦理学》  杜惠群主编  中国协和医科大学出版社   2004

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