Healthcare Ethics

Faculty of Nursing - Graduate Office 


May 7 – June 13, 2018


University of Alberta North Campus

Course description

Healthcare Ethics
INT D 570 SEM A01 (on campus)
INT D 570 SEM 800 (distance delivery)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required.

This is an interdisciplinary course exploring selected topics in healthcare ethics. The intent is to promote students’ ability to understand, confront, and act upon pressing ethical questions in health care. Globalization, radical developments in technology, and changes in social norms and policies are affecting the most fundamental and profound aspects of human life. We will examine several approaches to ethical reasoning and consider topics such as moral agency, relationships, moral communities, resource allocation, health research ethics, and the link between health and human rights. Specific topics brought to the class by students will also be given consideration. 

Instructor: Dr. Diane Kunyk, PhD, RN