The Professional and Scientific Foundation of Nursing 050E06-1

Course Objectives

The student will:

Acquire knowledge of the development of formally organised nursing.

Acquire knowledge of the scientific foundations of nursing in the special health service.

Develop the ability to reflect on ethical dilemmas in the special health service.

Become familiar with ethical argumentation.

Course Description

Course unit 6A: Nursing’s History and Tradition

Development of formally organised nursing

Development of professional identity

Course unit 6B: Scientific Foundation for the Nursing of Patients in the Special Health Service

Scientific theory and research methods

Research-based nursing

Theoretical foundations of nursing

Care perspectives

Course unit 6C: Ethics II

Ethical dilemmas in the practice of nursing in the special health service

Ethical reflection and argumentation

Ethical committees in hospitals

Learning Methods

Classroom teaching, group work and work involving individual course assignments.

Assessment Methods

050E06-1 004

Course assignment: The professional and scientific foundations of nursing 2nd year

Individual written assignment related to nursing and care in the special health service.

The assignment will be given a graded mark (1.5 ECTS).

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

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