Professional, Ethical and Legal Challenges in Nursing

Module code: NU4001

Nurses face many difficult challenges in their day to day work – these can encompass professional, legal and ethical challenges. What does a nurse do when a patient’s family insists that the nurse not share the truth of the patient’s condition to them? What about a patient that refuses treatment, or unsafe practice by a colleague? We will debate these ideas, considering them critically and developing an awareness of the political landscape of healthcare.

This module will be taught through a series of lectures and seminars, and you will be assessed through a case study critically examining and applying a legal or professional issue in clinical practice.

Learning

  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 100 hours of placement
  • 20 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 1,500 words (100%)