Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
This course will explore the broadly defined principles of ethics and the legal and ethical implications for practice and research. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the principles of ethics can guide the decision making process when clinical research and practice management dilemmas arise. Emphasis is placed on the ethical and legal issues in practice, scholarly work and research. Content will include the following: professional interactions, scientific integrity and research ethics, gender issues, conflict of interest, genetic screening and diagnostic testing, reproductive technology, vulnerable populations, and end-of-life issues.