Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership
Become a true leader with studies in decision making. Consider decisions from every angle – including the ethics and legalities behind them, how they are justified, and when they need review. Learn to lead with a collaborative approach.
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On successful completion of the subject you will be able to:
- interpret the professional values that influence your professional practice and contribute to legal and ethical decision-making
- establish the legal boundaries within which health care professionals and health care administrators may operate when an ethical decision is to be made
- communicate knowledge of clients’ rights, and the right of competent clients to be active participants in decision-making about their care, and how this may be achieved
- characterise the key legal and ethical issues related to the beginning and end of life
- determine a concept of legal and ethical decision-making that incorporates moral reasoning, deliberation, justification and review of decisions made
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- MUR-SHP510U-Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership (No longer available)
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
No additional requirements
This subject will prepare you to take a leadership role in the workplace that allows collaboration in ethical decision-making. The focus is on recognising actual and potential ethico-legal dilemmas in professional practice, and how decisions are made, justified and reviewed. A conceptual framework will be used to explore the decision making process while examining actual and perceived roles, professional values, and communication and collaboration practices when decisions with an ethical and/or legal dimension have to be made.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
The assessment component of this subject includes: (i) Case study analysis involving peer discussion of the two cases on LMS with a final write up for each case study (30%) (ii) Ethical problem solving essay (40%) (iii) Contributions to online discussion topics (30%) Written feedback will be provided on the first three assessments to facilitate student learning and the achievement of unit outcomes.
- Online Discussion (30%)
- Ethical problem solving essay (40%)
- Analysis (30%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 29 Oct 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.