The purpose of this reflective essay is to enable you to identify and achieve the prescribed learning outcomes of this module, NUR09722 Exploring the Theory and Application of Law and Ethical Reasoning in Nursing Practice. You are required to write about an ethical experience from practice, relating it to their reading and knowledge gained from the module and providing evaluation and analysis of what you have learned
The learning outcomes are as follows:
LO1. Critically examine the relationship between law, ethics and ethical reasoning in nursing practice in Singapore.
LO2. Implement and appraise a decision-making process using a legal and ethical framework or code of practice
LO3. Critically evaluate strategies for dealing with ethical and legal challenges in the provision of healthcare to inform future nursing practice.
LO4. Critically reflect on the way in which healthcare legislation, culture and society influence ethical nursing practice and health and well-being more broadly.
You will be required to provide evidence of achievement for each learning outcome within your assignment.
Ethical Case Scenario
Reflect on your everyday practice and try to identify a situation that represented an ethical problem or dilemma. Identify the bioethical principles that are in conflict, as these will be discussed in-depth to evaluate the situation in the following section (the main body). The situation may also involve relevant legal and/or professional issues which it may be appropriate to address.
The chosen situation should be adapted on the basis of the work you have already done for the formative assessment (please ensure you maintain confidentiality/privacy at all times and do not use any patient identifiers, please reference the SNB code of practice).