This course focuses on the theory and skills that prepare nurses to be competent leaders in ethical decision-making. Content includes clarification of values, analysis of ethical dilemmas, ethical decision making, and application of ethical standards including interprofessional considerations. Students examine ethical dimensions related to advanced nursing practice. Competence Statement: Knows ethical theories and principles well enough to assume leadership in developing a plan of action to manage ethical dilemmas in advanced nursing practice.
- Identify personal values and their influence on professional decision making and behaviors.
- Apply ethical theories and principles to clinical situations incorporating professional standards and diverse values and beliefs.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop a plan of action to address ethical dilemmas confronting health care teams.
- Lead colleagues in discussing the resolution of an ethical dilemma.