AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING CARE
Professor: Dr. Scott Stewart
Office and hours: CC273; Wednesdays, 9-Noon; Thursdays, 10-Noon;
by appointment, or drop by.
Communication: Phone: 563-1252; e-mail, email@example.com
Grading: All assignments this term are of equal value.
(1) Test 1 Oct. 3
(2) Test 2: Oct. 31
(3) Christmas exam (TBA, in the exam schedule) " CHRISTMAS EXAM STUDY QUESTIONS"
Text and Handouts: (1) Elisabeth (Boetzkes) Gedge & Wilfrid Waluchow, ed's, Readings in Health
Care Ethics , 2nd ed. (Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2012).
(2) Web page readings, which are listed and hotlinked below.
(1) I require that you attend class, and I expect you to be prepared for class by having read the assigned reading for the day. I will take attendance irregularly throughout the term -- either at the beginning of class or after the break -- and I will deduct 2% of your term grade for every class missed without a legitimate excuse.
(2) Make-up tests will be given only under special circumstances and with my prior knowledge. If you are unable to write a test, you must at the very least leave me a voice or e-mail message and be prepared to provide a legitimate excuse (e.g., a doctor=s note) when requested.
(3) You will be graded on your writing skills as well as on other criteria.
(4) There is no supplementary exam for this course.
(5) Academic dishonesty is a serious offence: please consult the CBU calendar for a description of these offences and their penalties.
This course is designed to introduce nursing students to ethical theory and practice with a view to enhancing both their understanding of value issues in health care and to their future practice as health care professionals. Topics to be examined include the following: relationships in health care, consent, reproduction, whether there are fetal rights, the screening and treatment of >disabled= newborns, death, dying, and euthanasia, research involving human subjects, and the use and allotment of scarce medical resources. I shall employ readings of various sorts, both theoretical and practical. The case studies in particular are intended to stimulate thought and class discussion. Indeed, since the quality of your studies in this course depends to a large extent upon the quality of our class discussions, it is especially important that you come to class having read and thought about the assigned readings.
(TENTATIVE) OUTLINE AND READINGS: FALL TERM
Class Topic Reading
1. Intro, Ethical Theory "Introduction," pp. xi-xlv.
5. Relationships in Health Care Emanuel & Emanuel, "Four Models..." Sherwin, "A Relational Approach ...," Bernal, The Nurse as Patient Advocate," Case: "Nurse-Patient
8. OCTOBER 31, TEST 2 TEST 2 STUDY QUESTIONS
9. Reprodcution Robertson, "Class ... Procreative Liberty," Overall, "Reflections..." HRC, 181-190; Sherwin, "Feminist..." HRC, 190-198; Case: "Therapeutic Donor Insemination"
Case: "Surrogate Motherhood"
10. Abortion Marquis, "Why Abortion is Immoral," JJ Thomson, "A Defense of Abortion," , S. Sherwin, "Abortion Through a Feminist Ethics Lens,"
C Case: disagreement about Abortion11 Abortion Winnipeg ..., ("PP"), Sheldon & Wilkinson, "Should ... be Banned, ("PP") Seavilleklein, "Challenging ... Prenatal Screening," ("PP") Mahawold, "Decisions ... Newborns."
: "Nursing, Conscience, and Abortion"
"CHRISTMAS EXAM STUDY QUESTIONS"
Dr. Scott Stewart
Office and hours: CC273: Wednesdays 9-12, 1:30-3:30
appointment or drop by.
Phone: 563-1252; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Test (Feb.
25% TEST 1
TEST 1 STUDY QUESTIONS
(2) Class Presentation/Case
Study (Various deadlines) -- 25%
(3) Research Essay (beginning of class, March 29) -- 25%
exam -- TBA in exam period -- 25%
Final exam -- TBA in exam period -- 25%
tests will consist of a combination of fill in the
blanks, short essays (of a paragraph or two), and long essays (of 4-5
double-spaced written pages). The
class presentation/case study will be a small group project consisting of 6 (or
so) students. You will have to:
(1) decide on a grouping of people; (2) decide, by Jan.
18, on a
particular topic, case and date (refer to the outline below); (3) present the
case study in class, and (4) submit a jointly written case study (following the
model of last term's case studies) one week after your class presentation.
The Research Paper will be fairly substantial -- an
(typewritten, double-spaced) paper on topics I shall distribute shortly.
Care Ethics (
(2) material posted on the course web page.
refer to your fall outline for general regulations regarding this course.
"TAKE HOME TEST -- DUE FEB. 8"
1: Jan. 11
No Reading. I will discuss euthanasia laws in Canada and The
1: Jan. 11 No Reading. I will discuss euthanasia laws in Canada and The Netherlands PP Slides
2: Jan. 18
Mahowald, "Decisions Regarding Disabled Newborns,"
2: Jan. 18 Mahowald, "Decisions Regarding Disabled Newborns,"
Battin, "Euthanasia: The Fundamental Issues,"
let my mother die,”
“Please let me die”
Rodriquez vs. BC
Callahan, "When Self-Determination Runs Amok,"
3: Jan. 25 Callahan, "When Self-Determination Runs Amok,"
Parks, "Why Gender Matters ..."
Further Readings "The Big Chill ..."
4. Feb. 1 Test
Feb 8 Elliott, The Tyranny of
Stewart, "Hacking the Blues: The Construction of the Depressed Adolescent"
Stewart and Korol, "Designing Fat..." pp
"The Prostitute, The Playboy, and the Poet"
Jarvis, "Join the Club…," 530-536
Gillon, "On Giving Preference to Prior Volunteers…,"
Caplan, "Requests, Gifts, and Obligations…,"
7. Feb. 22 Reading Week
8. Mar 1
Silver, "Cloning, Ethics, and Religion," 573-576
Munson & Davis, "Germ-line Therapy and the Medical
Case Presentation: "To
Clone or Not to Clone"
"To Clone or Not to Clone"
9. March 8 Little, Cosmetic Surgery, Suspect Norms,
Figeroa, "Self Esteem and Cosmetic Surgery"
Kramer, Makeover from Listening to Prozac,
Notes on Research Ethics
Drug Trials in Africa (wp)
Case Presentation: Haiti Case Study
10. Mar 16 Carl Elliott, Pharma
Goes to the Laundry
10. Mar 16 Carl Elliott, Pharma
Goes to the Laundry
Stewart & Legatto, "Modern Mesmerism ... Therapeutic Touch" PP
11. Mar 29 No class -- Good Friday
12. April 5 TBA RESEARCH PAPERS DUE