Ethics and Health Management

Subject code: NS5338:03

This subject examines ethical principles and theories and explores how managers may apply these in a healthcare context. It also considers the role of professional codes of ethics and formal statements of human rights in the determination of ethically acceptable practice. The focus is on the application of ethical theory to everyday issues encountered by managers in health care settings to promote the ethical standing of their own practices and those of others in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

  • Interpret and apply ethical theories and professional codes relevant to healthcare contexts
  • Critically reflect on personal ethical philosophies as they apply to the healthcare management contexts
  • Critically appraise ethical issues relevant to healthcare managers, drawing on a range of established ethical theories
  • Analyse the correlation between human rights and ethically safe healthcare environments


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This subject is part of the Leadership and Management major in the online Master of Nursing.

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