Aug 17, 2022  
2021-2022 LSUA Catalog 
    
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NURS 3010 - Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing


Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0
This course introduces students to legal and ethical issues affecting health care and the nursing profession. The influence of economic and sociopolitical factors on healthcare laws will be explored from the perspective of health care providers. The extent to which health care laws attempt to order relationships between providers, payers, and consumers will be examined. There is a focus on principles and theories of ethics as they relate to health care delivery. Emphasis will be placed on ethical/legal issues encountered in professional nursing practice. There is also emphasis on critical thinking and situational analysis. This course prepares graduates to appreciate the concepts and principles of ethical legal dilemmas and their application in practice. Offered SP, SU, FA

Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or higher in NURS 2064 or an unencumbered RN license.  



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