Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be assisted to examine the legal, ethical and accountability issues which impact on the practice of nursing. Individual responsibility of the nurse is emphasised through investigation of professional ethical and legal accountability, and forms of regulation. Current models for ethical decision-making are explored and applied in the analysis of selected ethical problems in nursing practice. The students are encouraged to examine and clarify personal and professional values and beliefs and develop a reflective approach to their practice.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects NSG21LEA NSG22LEA NSG23LEA

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of Law for Health Professionals.RecommendedForrester, K. & Griffiths, D.ELSEVIER: MARRICKVILLE (2010) (3RD ED.)
ReadingsThe ethical component of nursing education.RecommendedDeWolf Bosek, M.S., & Savage, T.A.PHILADELPHIA: LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS AND WILKINS (2007).

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Singapore, 2014, Week 36-45, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 36 - 45
One 3.0 days block mode per study period from week 36 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Six 3-4 hour or three 6-8 hour lecture/tutorials"

Problem Based Learning Week: 36 - 45
Nine 3.0 hours problem based learning per study period from week 36 to week 45 and delivered via blended.
"self-directed learning activities supported by a learning package equivalent to three hours of classroom contact per week"


Assessment elementComments%
on-line discussion (equivalent to 500 words)10
one 1,000-word assignment or equivalent(individual assessment)30
one 2,500-word assignment or equivalent(individual assessment)60