HEALTHCARE ETHICS AND LAW

NSG2HEL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Nursing practice is informed by, and framed within, the principles of law and ethics. This subject begins with an introduction to ethics, including an overview of the ethical theories and principles used in health care. Students are then introduced to the law and to the notion of legal systems while reviewing the sources of law and examining the difference between criminal and civil law. Concepts including 'duty of care' negligence, end of life issues, whistleblowing, resource allocation, and conscientious objection will also be explored as students examine the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of nursing and accountability in nursing practice.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Ethics, Law and Health Care: a guide for nurses and midwives

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMcDonald, F. & Shih-Ning Then

Year2014

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PublisherPALGRAVE MACMILLAN, SOUTH YARRA

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Ethics and Law for the Health Professions

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKerridge, Lowe, & Stewart

Year2013

Edition/Volume4th ed

PublisherKerridge, Lowe, & Stewart

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Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses

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AuthorAtkins, de Lacey, Ripperger & Britton

Year2017

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PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the ethical and legal nature of nursing practice.
02. Identify and apply common ethical theories and principles.
03. Critically examine contemporary legal and ethical issues within nursing practice.
04. Critically reflect upon individual values and how these may influence a nurse's practice.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 39.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group activity or Individual participation in interactive online activity - equivalent to 600 words. All students will be assessed on their participation in online activities.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1200 -word assignment Exploration of ethical dilemma & decision makingN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2200-word assignment Analysis of legal and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 39.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group activity or Individual participation in interactive online activity - equivalent to 600 words. All students will be assessed on their participation in online activities.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1200 -word assignment Exploration of ethical dilemma & decision makingN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2200-word assignment Analysis of legal and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 39.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group activity or Individual participation in interactive online activity - equivalent to 600 words. All students will be assessed on their participation in online activities.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1200 -word assignment Exploration of ethical dilemma & decision makingN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2200-word assignment Analysis of legal and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 39.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group activity or Individual participation in interactive online activity - equivalent to 600 words. All students will be assessed on their participation in online activities.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1200 -word assignment Exploration of ethical dilemma & decision makingN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2200-word assignment Analysis of legal and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 39.00 h unscheduled online class other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group activity or Individual participation in interactive online activity - equivalent to 600 words. All students will be assessed on their participation in online activities.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1200 -word assignment Exploration of ethical dilemma & decision makingN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2200-word assignment Analysis of legal and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Singapore (Nurses Learning Hub), 2021, Week 01-15, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonald Picard

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 6 - 6
One 3.00 d lecture/workshop other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 6 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 14 - 14
One 20.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 14 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group activity or Individual participation in interactive online activity - equivalent to 600 words. All students will be assessed on their participation in online activities.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 1200 -word assignment Exploration of ethical dilemma & decision makingN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2200-word assignment Analysis of legal and professional issuesN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4