This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study of ethics as it applies to the nursing profession. The course activities will facilitate exploration of numerous ethical issues related to health promotion work. Emphasis includes philosophical theories, principles of health care ethics, decision making processes, and morality as they inform a detailed discussion of ethical issues in nursing from a professional, interdisciplinary and structural (organizational ethics and political-economic) perspective. A core aspect of this experience is to learn how to co-create safe moral communities of practice and to engage in reflexive dialogue and praxis with peers, interdisciplinary partners and the various people that nurses will encounter within their health promotion practice.
Course code: NURS 4168
Length: 30.0 hours
PrerequisitesNURS 3262, NURS 3263, NURS 3264, NURS 3266, NURS 3370.
CorequisitesNURS 4163, NURS 4164, NURS 4166, NURS 4169.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.