This course introduces learners to ways of classifying and organizing “levels” of ethics from the very abstract to the more practical (or from the practical to the abstract). Learners will be presented with a basic overview of meta ethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics, and learn how various theories and principles of ethics are interconnected. The importance of value analysis and how individual values have a place within the broader study of ethics will also be addressed.
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.