Nursing and the Health Care System Policy, Ethics and Leadership

This course provides students with an overview of the structure of the health care system at multiple levels, including national, provincial, regional or municipal, and organizational or institutional levels. Students examine current issues and challenges in the health care environment and the impact of these issues on patient/population health, nursing practice and the nursing profession. A critical-social perspective is used to examine the structures and relationships – including personal, political and professional – that affect the everyday decisions of nurses and their approach to health care and health promotion. Students learn and apply the fundamentals of political action, policy analysis, and ethical decision-making skills in the context of their own current practice of nursing.

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Quinn Grundy