Core Module Information
Module title: Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice (Singapore/International)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09722
Module leader: Azwa Binti Mohd Shamsuddin
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module aims to support you to deliver competent, safe and professionally accountable, autonomous nursing practice by exploring everyday clinical situations that involve challenging ethical and legal issues. It will support you in upholding the Singapore Nursing Board?s Code for Nurses and Midwives (2018) by enhancing your knowledge and skills and extending your understanding of ethical theory and relevant Singapore legislation.You will consider the relevance of the law, specific healthcare legislation and ethical reasoning principles, values and behaviours to supporting professional nursing practice. You will explore potential challenges and opportunities of continuing to develop professional integrity, self-awareness and reflective practice in your nursing care.You will explore the influence of healthcare legislation and application of ethical practice in relation to cultures, sub-cultures and the wider society in Singapore. You will consider their impact on health and well-being, and explore mechanisms for supporting cultural sensitivity and diversity in all aspects of patient care in a way that reflects respect, compassion and dignity. This will be achieved by exploring specific examples of Singaporean legislation, for example, the Mental Capacity Act (2010) and the Advance Medical Directive Act (1997), and examine the implications and impact that these may have on ethical healthcare practice. You will be encouraged to reflect on your personal ethical framework and values and how these may influence your approach to care for patients from a broad spectrum of social and cultural backgrounds. You will consider your role as patient advocate, as well as how your self-regulation, behaviour, knowledge, skills and understanding can help enhance and protect public safety.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically examine the relationship between the law, ethics and ethical reasoning in nursing practice in Singapore.

LO2: Implement and appraise a decision making process using a legal and ethical framework or code of practice.

LO3: Demonstrate critical understanding of values-based practice to a population group to inform future delivery of health care services in Singapore.

LO4: Critically reflect on the way in which healthcare legislation, culture and society influence ethical nursing practice and health and well-being more broadly.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Patricia Perry
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 16
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Tutorial 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 86
Online Guided independent study 86
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1~2~3~4 Week 14 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2023/4, Trimester 3, Blended,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Patricia Perry
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 16
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Online Tutorial 4
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 86
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 86
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3, 4 & 5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100