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Course Code: 
NHS 306
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Course Objectives: 
This course aims at understanding the relationship between health and nursing philosophy and ethics, gaining knowledge and skills related to patient rights and ethical principles, developing sensitivity to the ethical events encountered in the field of health and nursing, gaining knowledge and skill to use nursing ethic principles and current ethical approaches in solving ethical problems.
Course Content: 

Health and nursing philosophy, concept of ethics and ethical theories, development of values, ethical principles and patient rights in health and nursing, ethical problem types and approaches, ethical decision-making methods, ethical committees, ethical events in life span, malpractice, ethical problems and approaches in care environments, current ethical events in health care, case study

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture, 2. Question answer method 3. Discussion 4. Brain storming 5.Case study/report
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Midterm exam 2. Interm performance 3. Final exam

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program


Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
To explain the basic concepts of ethics. 1-10 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
To discuss the importance of ethics in the field of health and nursing. 1-10 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
To discuss the models of ethical decision making. 1-10 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
To explain the characteristics of ethical problems. 1-10 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3
To discuss the events related to health care ethics in the life process. 1-10 1,2,3,4,5, 1,2,3
To explain ethics in research and publication process. 1-10 1,2,3,4,5 1,2,3


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to nursing ethics
The concept of health, health and nursing philosophy and ethics
Related literature
2 The concept of ethics and ethical theories Related literature
3 Development of values, ethics and patient rights in the field of health
Development of values and ethical principles in nursing
Related literature
4 Nursing values, ethical principles
Patient rights
Related literature
5 Types of ethical problems,
Approaches to ethical problems in health and nursing: Ethical decision making methods
Related literature
6 Midterm Related literature
7 Approaches to ethical problems in the field of health and nursing: Ethics committees Related literature
8 Ethics in scientific research and publication Related literature
9 Ethic in life span: Ethics in the care of newborn, child, adolescent, adult and elderly Related literature
10 Case study Related literature
11 The concept of malpractice and ethics Related literature
12 Ethical issues in care settings (ethics in palliative care, intensive care, emergency care) Related literature
13 Case study Related literature
14 Current ethical issues and approaches in health and nursing Related literature
15 Course apraisal Related literature


Recommended Sources

  1. Alpar Ş.E., Bahçecik N.,Karabacak Ü. (2013). Çağdaş Hemşirelikte Etik. (Margaret A. Burkhardt and Alvita K. Nathaniel) İstanbul Tıp Kitapevi .Üçüncü Baskı.
  2. Arslan Özkan H. (2014). Hemşirelikte Bilim, Felsefe ve Bakımın Temelleri. Akademi Basın.
  3. Bandman A., Bandman B. (2002)Nursing Ethics Through the Life Span. Prentice Hall. Fourth Edition.
  4. Babadağ K. (2010). Hemşirelik ve Değerler. Alter Yayıncılık. Rek.Org.Ltd.Şti.
  5. Benjamin M., Curtis J. (2010).Ethics ın Nursing, Cases, Principles and Reasoning. Oxford University Pres.
  6. Chitty KK. (2001). Professional Nursing Concepts and Challenges. W.B. Saunders Company.
  7. Erdemir Demirhan A., Elçioğlu Ö., Doğan H. (2001). Klinik Etik. Nobel Tıp Kitapevi.
  8. Hogan M (2018). Nursing Fundamentals Reviews and Rationals. Pearsn Education Inc. USA
  9. Potter PA., Perry AG. (2017). Fundamentals of Nursing. Mosby Inc.
  10. Şendir M.(2014). Hemşirelik Felsefesi. Hemşirelik Esasları Hemşirelik Bilimi ve Sanatı (Editörler: Türkinaz Atabek Aşti, Ayişe Karadağ). Akademi Basın ve Yayıncılık: 103-112.
  11. Terakye G., Ocakçı A.F. (2013). Etik Konulardan Seçmeler. İstanbul Tıp Kitapevi.
  12. Thomson IE., Melia KM., Boyd KM., Horsburgh D. (2007). Nursing Ethics. Elsevier Limited.
Additional Resources Related articles  


Material Sharing

Documents Related Literature, data bases
Exams Midterm, interm performance, final exam,



Midterm/s 1 30
Interm performance 1 10
Final Exam 1 60
Total   100
Total   100


COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The students have the basic, theoretical, practical knowledge, skill and attitude in the light of the reflections of developments in science, technology and health on nursing.         X
2 Collect data from a holistic point of view in accordance with the health needs of an individual, family or community, performs nursing diagnostics, applies current and evidence-based interventions, evaluates the results and keeps the necessary records.         X
3 Lead the development and maintenance of safe, cost-effective and high-quality health care.         X
4 Respect and maintain human rights and dignity in research, training and management activities and act in accordance with relevant legislation, professional values ​​and ethical principles.         X
5 Act in accordance with values ​​and ethical principles and defend individuals, family, society and profession.         X
6 Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, know at least one foreign language, can write and comprehend sufficient reports, and make presentations.         X
7 With the awareness of continuous professional development, the students gain the ability to follow the innovative-creative developments in science and technology in health care and to renew themselves continuously.         X
8 Know the process of research and publication for the production of nursing-specific scientific knowledge, take part in the research, use and share the research results.         X
9 Use critical thinking skills and scientific problem-solving approach in professional practice.         X
10 They are sensitive to social and occupational problems and set an example for their colleagues and society with their professional behavior.         X



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 2 30
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 2 30
Midterm 1 2 2
Interm performance 2 2 4
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     68
Total Work Load / 47 (h)     2,72
ECTS Credit of the Course     3