Constructive nurse education for critical reflectivity in ethical decision-making

Year: 1994

Author: Koszarycz, Yuri

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

How are post-registration Nursing students given an opportunity to explore the social and philosophical context of ethical decision- making in courses relating to Ethico-Legal Studies? Does course content in Nursing Ethics make a difference in making nurses more conscious of the processes involved in making ethical decisions? How do nurses reflect and critique information received during lectures, and do they see "ethics education" as informing them to become better ethical decision-makers in the workplace?

Educational perspectives on ethical decision-making will be examined in the light of philosophical and educational relationship to "action learning" with emphasis on the concept of "reflective practitioner".