This course is designed to enable the student identity nursing ethnics as a component of medical ethnics in her practice as a member of the health team. It introduces the student to the status and common law as they affect the nursing profession and nursing practice. It enables her to develop a personal philosophy of nursing. Philosophy of nursing practice

Foundation of nursing ethics (National and internation) Nursing in Nigeria (Problems and prospects). Laws and regulations governing nursing practice in Nigeria. Ethical considerations and dilemmas

Nursing ethics as it relates to the health team

Ethical/moral principles

Professional ethics and constraints imposed by institutions

The health care system and individual rights: informed consent, abortion, dying and death, behaviour control.

Discussion of ethical dilemmas

The nurse as an advocate

Level of Study: 200 Level