Balancing the right to healthcare treatment and individual rights in the context of professional moral and ethical practices is a difficult dilemma. This course aims to assist you to by providing a brief overview of the context, nature and processes of ethical dilemmas, its associated terms, concepts, theories and processes. Understanding the basic concepts that apply to this field, including the underpinning ethical principles of healthcare practice, will enable the practitioner to more easily recognize an ethical dilemma.
Judith Hold, EdD, RN, teaches undergraduate nursing courses including professionalism and ethics, and palliative and end-of-life care at Kennesaw State University. She has been a nurse educator for 30 years in addition to practicing in diverse nursing fields. Hospice nursing, centering on the elderly, however, has been her prime and most recent interest.
Dr. Hold has a doctorate degree in Instructional Leadership from The University of Alabama. Her dissertation research focused on ethics, death and dying, and nursing education from a feminist and critical social theory lens. Dr. Hold’s current research efforts continue to center on ethics and end-of-life care.