Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership
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- 29 Jul 2019
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- interpret the professional values that influence your professional practice and contribute to legal and ethical decision-making
- identify your professional role and responsibilities in legal and ethical decision-making
- apply the concepts of collaboration and teamwork when an ethical decision has to be made
- classify the legal boundaries within which health care professionals and health care administrators may operate when an ethical decision is to be made
- demonstrate 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
- analyse how educational, contextual, political and economic factors may influence legal and ethical decision-making in the health care arena
- outline actual and potential problems related to the research of human subjects
- appraise your ability to recognize actual and potential ethical dilemmas in the health care context
- apply a concept of legal and ethical decision-making that incorporates moral reasoning, deliberation, justification and review of decisions made.
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Online assignment submission
- Online Assessment
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
No special 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.
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%)
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