NRSE 502 Global Policy and Ethical Issues in Hospice & Palliative Care

This course will examine the major ethical/social/political issues arising domestically and globally regarding the care and treatment of the hospice and/or palliative care patient.  Issues surrounding autonomy and competence, surrogate decision-making, spiritual and legal concerns, end-of-life considerations, as well as the evolution of financial, social and governmental support systems will be the focus of the course.  Existing domestic and international health care policies will be analyzed in light of these issues.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Student must be matriculated into the MSN Program

Corequisite

The course will be taken concurrent with NRSE 503.

General Education

Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring