NMHS32290 Ethical & Legal Context Prof Pra
Academic Year 2021/2022
This module is aimed at developing students knowledge and understanding of the application of legal, ethical, philosophical, and sociological knowledge to the nursing and midwifery professions. Ethical decision making and behaviour is explored, reflected on and critiqued within the context of the patient, their family, professional bodies, other health care professionals, the health care environment, and legal knowledge. The module also facilitates students to develop a meaningful understanding of themselves and their values and to evaluate the impact that personal and professional values have on ethical decision making and behaviour.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe legal frameworks and relevent legislation for nursing and midwifery practice
Discuss legal issues that may be encountered in caring for people
Discuss and apply classical and contemporary moral theories and principles to clinical scenarios.
Critique the ethical decising making processes and ethical behaviours in relation to possible outcomes and philosophies of nursing and midwifery.
Discuss empirical evidence available on the nature of patient-professional relations and appraise how this evidence is theorised
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