This course describes the role of emotion in moral/ethical responses to provide a background for studying the bioethical principles. Scenarios from everyday life and clinical settings will be used to demonstrate the use of the bioethical principle framework inclusive of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice; and the interface of the framework with moral rules specifically veracity, confidentiality, privacy, informed consent, and fidelity.
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.