PHIL 263 Ethics and Policy in Healthcare • 5 Cr.


Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of healthcare professions. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the (ADN) Nursing program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  •           Explain and engage basic philosophical methods: Socratic dialectic and the formulation and evaluation of arguments
  •           Explain and illustrate the 9 provisions of the ANA Nursing code of Ethics
  •           Explain major theoretical approaches in Ethics
  •           Identify and explain the theoretical foundations of provisions of the ANA Nursing Code of Ethics
  •          Apply ethical theory and the ANA Nursing Code of Ethics to case studies from medical practice
  •          Interpret law and policy in terms of Ethical theory and codes