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  • 1. COURSE SYLLABUS Prepared by: Mevelle L. Asuncion, RN Instructor Approved by: Ellen Gay S. Intong, RN, MANc Dean June 2011 First Semester Central Mindanao University College of Nursing
  • 2. Course Name BIOETHICSCourse Code Nursing 21Course Description This course deals with the application of ethico-moral and legal concepts and principles to issues that affect the practice of nursing. These provide the basis for appropriate decision making given varied situations, to prepare the learner to render effective, efficient and safe nursing care. Furthermore, related learning experiences provide opportunities to concretize commitment to nursing. The critical thinking process shall be used in the unit with the objective of developing the intellectual capacity to conceptualize and contextualize what students know about particular ethico-moral and legal issues.Course Credit 3 units lectureContact 54 lecture hoursHours/SemesterPrerequisite Logic, Philosophy of ManPlacement 2nd Year, First SemesterCourse Objectives At the end of the course and given actual and relevant simulated situations/ conditions, the student will be able to: 1. Explain the concepts, theories and principles of bioethics in nursing and health. 2. Apply relevant bioethical principles in nursing and health related situations.
  • 3. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES CONTENT TA TEACHING- EVALUATION LEARNING STRATEGYAt the end of the teaching-learningsessions the students are expected toachieve the following at least 75% level ofcompetency/mastery: 1. Give one situation Introduction to Bioethics 3 Lecture, where in ethics could 1. Recognize the need to study a. Importance of bioethics discussion be applied. bioethics at least 75% level of b. Definition of terms 2. Explain the mastery i. ethics Oral Recitations importance of bioethics 2. Define ethics, biology, bioethics, ii. biology as a course in health ethics and professional iii. bioethics Video nursing. ethics at least 75% level of iv. health ethics competency v. professional ethics Presentation: Black Suede Reaction Paper on the 3. Trace the history of bioethics at c. History of Ethics Scandal Black Suede Scandal least 75% level of mastery. 4. Describe the characteristics of a person 5. Differentiate act of human from human acts 6. Define knowledge, freedom and 1. Describe the conscience II. The Human Person characteristics of a 7. Enumerate and describe the i. the personhood 3 person different types of conscience ii. human acts and acts of human 2. Differentiate act of 8. Relate knowledge, freedom and 1. knowledge human from human conscience as a characteristic of a 2. freedom Lecture, acts person 3. conscience discussion, 3. Define knowledge, role playing, freedom and journal writing conscience 4. Enumerate and describe the different types of conscience 5. Relate knowledge, freedom and
  • 4. conscience as a characteristic of a person At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. Give one 1. Describe the concepts of III. Types of Ethical Thoughts 3 Lecture, situation where Kant, Rawl, St. Thomas b. Kantian discussion, the types of Aquinas and Ross on c. Rawl’s Ethics group dynamics ethical ethics. d. St. Thomas Aquinas thoughts 2. Compare the concepts of e. Ross Ethics discussed Kant, Rawl, St. Thomas i. Actual/prima-facie duty could be Aquinas and Ross on ii. duty of fidelity applied. ethics. iii. duty of reparation 2. Explain the 3. Explain the different duties iv. duty of gratitude importance of as enumerated by Ross v. duty of justice learning these vi. duty of beneficence ethical vii. duty of improvement thoughts in viii. duty of non maleficence nursing.At the end of the week the students are At the end of the week theexpected to achieve the following at least IV. The Calling of the Health Care Provider 3 Role playing, students were expected to:75% level of mastery: a. The health Care Profession journal writing, 1. appreciate the 1. appreciate the health care b. The client group dynamics health care profession as a vocation c. The Health Care Provider profession as a 2. describe the stages of a health d. Health Care Provider-Client relationship vocation care provider-client relationship 2. describe the stages of a health care provider-client relationship At the end of the week the students VI. Qualities and Responsibilities of a Good 3. Relate your 3 are expected to achieve the following Health Care Provider to the Client, Society Lecture, qualities to the at least 75% level of mastery: and Its Profession discussion, qualities and 1. describe the qualities of a group dynamics responsibilities of a good health care provider good health care to the client , society and provider. Is there its profession any similarities or 2. enumerate the differences? responsibilities of a health
  • 5. care provider to the client, society and its professionAt the end of the week the students are VII. Virtues, Vices and Habit of a Health Care 3 1. How could the Providerexpected to achieve the following at least Group dynamics, virtues help you a. Virtues of Health Care Provider75% level of mastery: film showing become a good nurse 1. fidelity 1. define the different virtues of the 2. How could the vices 2. honesty health care provider hinder you from becoming a 3. integrity 2. define the different vices of health good nurse? 4. humility care provider 5. respect 3. practice the different virtues of a 6. compassion health care provider 7. prudence 8. courage b. vices of health care provider 1. fraud 2. pride 9. greed VII. Basic Ethical Principles At the end of the week the students 3 a. Stewardship are expected to achieve the following 1. Explain the b. Totality at least 75% level of competency: Lecture, conditions that c. Double effect 1. describe the principle of discussion, must be met in d. Cooperation stewardship, totality, double effect, group dynamics, order to apply the e. Solidarity cooperation, and solidarity case analysis principle of double 2. enumerate the condition necessary effect. for double effect application 2. Can a health care 3. apply basic ethical principles in provider be guilty health care setting of an unethical act if a member of a team also committed such act? VIII. Major Bioethical PrinciplesAt the end of the week the students are 3 1. How is justice a. respect for person and justiceexpected to achieve the following at least Lecture, applied in the b. non-maleficence75% level of mastery: discussion, case distribution of c. beneficence 1. Describe justice, beneficence and analysis burden/benefit in
  • 6. non-maleficence health care? 2. Apply major bioethical principles in 2. What are the health care differences and 3. Enumerate principles on how similarities of equality could be based beneficence and IX. Application of Bioethical Principles to the Care of non-maleficence? the Sick At the end of the week the students b. functions of Informed Consent are expected to achieve the following 1. What is your c. Rights of a Patient at least 75% level of mastery: Lecture, stand in the d. Prevalence of Bioethical Issues 1. enumerate the discussion, different bioethical 1. abortion components of an group dynamics, issues? 2. euthanasia informed consent case analysis 2. How could 3. determination of death 2. enumerate the rights of a bioethics affect a 4. biological and Clinical Death patient health care 5. In-Vitro fertilization 3. analyze and discuss provider’s stand in 6. stem cell technology different bioethical issues the different 4. relate the importance of bioethical issues? bioethics to different bioethical issuesReferences:Estoesta, R. D., Javines, R.R. (2009). Bioethics: Contemporary Readings and Issues. 1st Ed. Manila, Philippines: Educational Publishing House.Timbreza, F. T. (2007). Bioethics and Moral Decisions. Quezon City, Philippines: C & E Publishing. Inc.
  • 7. CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY University Town, Musuan, Bukidnon VISION An academic paradise of higher learning actively committed to the total development of people for a globally sustainable environment and a humane society.MISSION To advance the frontiers of knowledge for economic prosperity, moral integrity, social and cultural sensitivity, and environmental consciousness through equitable access to quality instruction, research, extension and production.COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT To facilitate the health of the community through excellence and innovation in nursing education, leadership, practice and research.COLLEGE VISION STATEMENT Center of Excellence in teaching, leading, and caring.GOALS 1) Provide high quality nursing program. 2) Provide culturally diverse opportunities for students and faculty. 3) Engage in faculty and/or student research and scholarly activities that improve health and advance nursing knowledge. 4) Deliver innovative health care in partnership with communities.OBJECTIVES 1) Prepare graduates for the practice of professional nursing in general and specialized clinical settings. 2) Acknowledge diversity of values and ethics, culture, and ethnicity of all people. 3) Practice legal, ethico-moral, social responsibilities/accountabilities. 4) Encourage the advancement of nursing science by creating milieu that fosters information literacy, lifelong learning, and scholarly endeavors. 5) Support the improvement of health from the local to global arena through discovery, learning, and engagement.
  • 8. 6) Conduct research and other scholarly activities to add to the body of specialized knowledge and theory in nursing education activities.7) Contribute to the improvement of nursing education through innovation, and participation in local to global nursing education activities.8) Promote a positive societal view of professional nursing by increasing public awareness of nursing contribution to health care.9) Advocate for the improvement of the health care delivery system through changes in public policy with regard to accessibility, effectiveness, and quality of health care