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Syllabus in Bioethics

Prepared by: MERRY MAY S. SAMBAS, PTRP, RN Faculty Nursing Program

COURSE TITLE: Bioethics NUMBER OF UNITS: Theory – 3 units COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course deals on the basic concepts and principles of bioethics. This is a one semester course that consist of three units lecture/ discussion. COURSE OBJECTIVE: At the end of the semester, the students are expected to: 1. develop and understand the important concepts and principles of Bioethics 2. to know basic principles used in the analysis of moral dilemmas and show how these principle function in the health care delivery 3. be sensitive on ethical consideration and issues in patient care, community work and public issues

Course Content: Bioethics CONCEPT I. Introduction to Bioethics a. Importance of bioethics b. Definition of terms 1. ethics 2. biology 3. bioethics 4. health ethics 5. professional ethics c. History of Ethics II. The Human Person 1. the personhood 2. human acts and acts of human a. knowledge b. freedom c. conscience Types of Ethical Thoughts a. Kantian b. Rawl’s Ethics c. St. Thomas Aquinas d. Ross Ethics 1. Actual/prima-facie duty 2. duty of fidelity 3. duty of reparation 4. duty of gratitude 5. duty of justice 6. duty of beneficence 7. duty of improvement

CONCEPT 8. duty of non-maleficence IV. The Calling of the Health Care Provider a. The health Care Profession b. The client c. The Health Care Provider d. Health Care Provider-Client relationship Qualities and Responsibilities of a Good Health Care Provider to the Client, Society and Its Profession Virtues, Vices and Habit of a Health Care Provider a. Virtues of Health Care Provider 1. fidelity 2. honesty 3. integrity 4. humility 5. respect 6. compassion 7. prudence 8. courage b. vices of health care provider 1. fraud 2. pride 3. greed

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CONCEPT Basic Ethical Principles a. Stewardship b. Totality c. Double effect d. Cooperation e. Solidarity Major Bioethical Principles a. respect for person and justice b. non-maleficence c. beneficence Application of Bioethical Principles to the Care of the Sick a. functions of Informed Consent b. Rights of a Patient c. Prevalence of Bioethical Issues 1. abortion 2. euthanasia 3. determination of death 4. biological and Clinical Death 5. In-Vitro fertilization 6. stem cell technology

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Week 1 I. Introduction to Bioethics a. Importance of bioethics b. Definition of terms i. ethics ii. biology iii. bioethics iv. health ethics v. professional ethics c. History of Ethics

Objectives

At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. Recognize the need to study bioethics 2. Define ethics, biology, bioethics, health ethics and professional ethics 3. Appreciate the history of bioethics Lecture, discussion Pro- people Respect

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1. Give one situation where in ethics could be applied.
2. Explain the importance of bioethics as a course in nursing.

Objectives Weeks 2 and 3 II. The Human Person i. the personhood ii. human acts and acts of human 1. knowledge 2. freedom 3. conscience

At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. Describe the characteristics of a person 2. Differentiate act of human from human acts 3. Define knowledge, freedom and conscience 4. Enumerate and describe the different types of conscience 5. Relate knowledge, freedom and conscience as a characteristic of a person Lecture, discussion, role playing, journal writing Catalyst for change Respect 1. What is the role of the knowledge, freedom and conscience to a person?

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Week 4 and 5 III. Types of Ethical Thoughts a. Kantian b. Rawl’s Ethics c. St. Thomas Aquinas d. Ross Ethics i. Actual/prima-facie duty ii. duty of fidelity iii. duty of reparation iv. duty of gratitude v. duty of justice vi. duty of beneficence vii. duty of improvement viii. duty of non maleficence

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At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. Describe the concepts of Kant, Rawl, St. Thomas Aquinas and Ross on ethics. 2. Compare the concepts of Kant, Rawl, St. Thomas Aquinas and Ross on ethics. 3. Explain the different duties as enumerated by Ross Lecture, discussion, group dynamics Pro- people Fidelity, fairness, humility

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1. Give one situation where the types of ethical 2.
thoughts discussed could be applied. Explain the importance of learning these ethical thoughts in nursing.

Week 6 IV. The Calling of the Health Care Provider a. The health Care Profession b. The client c. The Health Care Provider d. Health Care Provider-Client relationship

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At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. appreciate the health care profession as a vocation 2. describe the stages of a health care provider-client relationship Role playing, journal writing, group dynamics Pro people Respect, patient advocate, fairness 1. What do you think will be the influence of nursing in your life? 2. What is the effect of knowing the health care provider-client relationship to you as a nurse?

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Objectives Week 7

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Qualities and Responsibilities of a Good Health Care Provider to the Client, Society and Its Profession

At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. describe the qualities of a good health care provider to the client , society and its profession 2. enumerate the responsibilities of a health care provider to the client, society and its profession Lecture, discussion, group dynamics Pro- people Diligence, fidelity, integrity 1. Relate your qualities to the qualities and responsibilities of a good health care provider. Is there any similarities or differences?

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Week 8 Virtues, Vices and Habit of a Health Care Provider a. Virtues of Health Care Provider 1. fidelity 2. honesty 3. integrity 4. humility 5. respect 6. compassion 7. prudence 8. courage b. vices of health care provider 1. fraud 2. pride 3. greed

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At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. define the different virtues of the health care provider 2. define the different vices of health care provider 3. practice the different virtues of a health care provider Group dynamics, film showing Pro people Fidelity, honesty, humility, compassion respect 1. How could the virtues help you become a good nurse 2. How could the vices hinder you from becoming a good nurse? At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. describe the principle of stewardship, totality, double effect, cooperation, and solidarity 2. enumerate the condition necessary for double effect application 3. apply basic ethical principles in health care setting Lecture, discussion, group dynamics, case analysis Pro- life Respect, cooperation and dignity of life 1. Explain the conditions that must be met in order to apply the principle of double effect. 2. Can a health care provider be guilty of an unethical act if a member of a team also committed such act?

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Objectives Week 9 and 10 VII. Basic Ethical Principles a. Stewardship b. Totality c. Double effect d. Cooperation e. Solidarity

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Week 11 and 12 VIII. Major Bioethical Principles a. respect for person and justice b. non-maleficence c. beneficence

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At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. Describe justice, beneficence and non-maleficence 2. Apply major bioethical principles in health care 3. Enumerate principles on how equality could be based Lecture, discussion, case analysis Pro people Respect, justice and dignity of life 1. How is justice applied in the distribution of burden/benefit in health care? 2. What are the differences and similarities of beneficence and non-maleficence?

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Objectives Week 13 and 14 IX. Application of Bioethical Principles to the Care of the Sick a. functions of Informed Consent b. Rights of a Patient c. Prevalence of Bioethical Issues 1. abortion 2. euthanasia 3. determination of death 4. biological and Clinical Death 5. In-Vitro fertilization 6. stem cell technology

At the end of the week the students are expected to: 1. enumerate the components of an informed consent 2. enumerate the rights of a patient 3. analyze and discuss different bioethical issues 4. relate the importance of bioethics to different bioethical issues Lecture, discussion, group dynamics, case analysis Pro- people, pro-life Respect and dignity of life, patient advocate 1. What is your stand in the different bioethical issues? 2. How could bioethics affect a health care provider’s stand in the different bioethical issues?

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