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Ethical and Legal Aspects in Nursing

Course Description:

This course give the opportunity for students to assess ethical and legal issues that nurses may face during their practice as well as other health care providers in a variety of health care delivery settings. It focuses on the identification and analysis of legal and ethical concepts and principles underlying nursing and health care. Each unit of content is an opportunity for the student to explore current ethical and legal issues that impact professional nursing and health care practice.

The course also examines concepts, theories, and values applied in ethical decision-making situations and ethical dilemmas in nursing settings of health care. It promotes a review of legal concepts and regulations under which professional nurses’ practice and notes that ethical and legal issues are often not mutually exclusive.