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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) provides a practical and easy to understand discussion about some of the foundational ethical concepts underpinning nursing practice in end-of-life care settings.

Topics include:

  • A review of basic ethical responsibilities for nurses
  • Why it is important to understand your personal attitudes and beliefs concerning ethical values that can influence patient care
  • A discussion of the terms 'Nonmaleficence' and 'Beneficence', as well as, the concepts 'capacity', 'competence' and autonomy and how they relate to ethical care
  • A consideration of select ethical dilemmas that may arise in everyday nursing care
  • Ethical principles that guide treatment decisions and end of life discussions
  • Discussion of prognosis and withholding and withdrawing life support systems

Target audience:

This VLA will be of interest to all nurses and midwives in all areas of nursing and midwifery practice.






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is the first in a series of six that explore the practical application of ethical principles in the everyday clinical environment.

Topics include:

  • The evolution of modern nursing ethics
  • Consequence and duty: their relationship to modern nursing practice
  • The emergence of moral principles
  • Professional codes
  • The relationship between ethics and law
  • An introduction to practical ethics

Target audience:

This VLA will be of interest to all nurses and midwives in all areas of nursing and midwifery practice.






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is the second in a series of six that explores the practical application of ethical principles to the everyday clinical environment.

Topics include:

  • A review of the ethical principles that underpin decision-making in contemporary nursing practice
  • Understanding the complexity of the healthcare environment, and why decisions are often made with inconstant or incomplete information
  • Why guiding principles are suited to decision-making in a dynamic environment
  • The practical application of ethical theory to five common dilemmas
  • The importance of inclusion and negotiation in obtaining workable solutions to everyday dilemmas.

Target audience:

This VLA will be of interest to all nurses and midwives in all areas of nursing and midwifery practice.






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is the third in a series of six that explores the practical application of ethical principles to the everyday clinical environment.

Topics include:

  • The ethical aspects of valid consent
  • The relationship between information and autonomy
  • How nurses employ professional discretion when providing information
  • Withholding the truth: can this be morally justified?
  • Truth, trust and the role of the nurse

Target audience:

This VLA will be of interest to all nurses and midwives in all areas of nursing and midwifery practice.






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is the fourth in a series of six that explores the practical application of ethical principles in the everyday clinical environment.

Topics include:

  • The internal and external ethical frameworks that give rise to the moral obligations of nurses
  • The ethical reasoning that informs whistleblowing
  • Moral courage and the nursing profession
  • The ethical reasoning that informs advocacy
  • Advocacy in practice and why nurses excel at speaking up for those in their care.

Target audience:

This VLA will be of interest to all nurses and midwives in all areas of nursing and midwifery practice.






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is the fifth in a series of six that explores the practical application of ethical principles to the everyday clinical environment.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the importance of capacity
  • The social contract between healthcare and those under their care
  • The role of proxy decision makers
  • Decisions made in the best interests of patients
  • Substituted judgement
  • Standards of pure autonomy.

Target audience:

This VLA is relevant to nurses and midwives in all areas of professional practice as both the nursing and midwifery professions are committed to ethical decision-making and practice.






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is the sixth in a series of six that explores the practical application of ethical principles to the everyday clinical environment.

Topics include:

  • The problems of abstracted ethical theory
  • How nurses make practical use of ethics in healthcare
  • Narrative, and its importance in obtaining outcomes that are meaningful
  • Can nurses be replaced?

Target audience:

This VLA is relevant to nurses and midwives in all areas of professional practice as both the nursing and midwifery professions are committed to ethical decision-making in their practice.






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