MODULE OVERVIEWS

Click on the module title for an overview of that module and what is expected of you.

MODULE  0 ORIENTATION

MODULE 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

MODULE 2 ETHICS

MODULE 3 THE MORAL CLIMATE OF HEALTH CARE

MODULE 4 PROFESSIONALISM ELITISM AND HEALTH CARE

MODULE 5 ETHICS AND NURSING

MODULE 6 RIGHTS TRUTH AND CONSENT

MODULE 7 HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION

MODULE 8 ABORTION

MODULE:  MID COURSE EVALUATIONS AND CHANGES

MODULE 9 SEVERELY IMPAIRED NEWBORNS, FUTILITY AND INFANTICIDE

MODULE 10 CARE OF THE DYING

MODULE 11  DELIBERATE TERMINATION OF LIFE AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE

MODULE 12 REPRODUCTION , ASSISTANCE AND CONTROL

MODULE 13 ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES: SCARCITY AND TRIAGE

MODULE 14 A CLAIM OF A RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE

MODULE : CULMINATING ACTIVITY: BONUS EXERCISE

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MODULE  0 ORIENTATION

Module Overview:

This is a module in which you are to read over all the COURSE INFORMATION documents and gain an understanding of how the course is structured and what is expected of you.

Module Learning Objectives:

A. An understanding of the COURSE INFORMATION Materials

B. Knowledge of the Course Requirements

C. Practice with the course program for discussions

D. Practice with the course program with submitting an assignment.

Readings: COURSE INFORMATION Documents

Assignments: PRACTICE ONLY

Discussions: Concerning course requirements

ORIENTATION EXERCISES
ASSIGNMENTS: ORIENTATION WEEK
For this first week you are expected to do the following TEN things! Yes TEN (10):

1. Read all the documents in the COURSE INFORMATION Section of the Course.

2. Print out the Calendar - under COURSE INFORMATION ! Look for the Schedule!.

3. Read the Student Manual- under TOOLS

4. Introduce yourself to your classmates under the

DISCUSSION BOARD- INTRODUCTIONS

This is an area for you to introduce yourself to the class and where you can go to meet the others that are in this course.

Post an item to start a discussion, or read other students' responses if there are any, and make a response.

You will find my profile by clicking the Staff Information button in the Opening of the Course. Check this area to meet the others in this course. Since profiles will be posted as people join the course for the first time, you may have to return to this area several times to see the latest entries.

5. Create you HOMEPAGE- under TOOLS

EDIT YOUR HOMEPAGE.

Your profile will help us get to know each other and begin to build a sense of class community, so please feel free to personalize your profile and add a link to your favorite web site, or attach a digital image of yourself.

STEP SIX (6) -COPY and PASTE PRACTICE. Create a question or answer in a word processor and copy and paste it into the DISCUSSION BOARD under ASK THE PROFESSOR
Go to the area marked COMMUNICATION and then click on Discussion Board. Select an item under ASK the PROFESSOR to which you wish to reply. Then minimize the internet browser (IE) and open the word processor WORD or some other that you use. Keyboard your response or question for the discussion. Copy and paste all the material there into the space for discussion concerning the first discussion item that you selected and then submit it.

REMEMBER to SPELL CHECK FIRST!!

STEP SEVEN (7) -ATTACHMENT PRACTICE
STEP SEVEN (7) -ATTACHMENT PRACTICE
ATTACHMENT PRACTICE

Prepare a word processed document with the contents described below and then send it to the Professor through the DROP BOX feature of the Course Program.

1. What is Written Assignment Number Five(5) for Module Five? Copy and paste it into the document.

2. When is written assignment Seven(7) due?

3. What must you do to get the maximum number of points for the discussions in each of the eight modules?

After Answering all three , save your file (document) as a WORD or a  DOC or TXT file.

The file should be named in the following manner: First last name_first name_assignment#.doc

For example, since my name is Philip Pecorino, I would submit assignment#1 as Pecorino_Philip_assignment1.doc

THEN, go to the area marked TOOLS . Click on STUDENT DROP BOX and then using the "Browse" feature go to your hard drive(C) and then attach the file that you have prepared to send to the instructor as a test assignment and then
To send a file:
·Click Send File.
·Type in a title for the file or
·Click Browse. Find and click the file you want to send.
·Click Submit. Then click OK.
·The file you sent will appear in your Drop Box. Click OK to exit the Drop Box.
To view a file:
· Click the underlined name of the file you want to view. It will open in a new browser window.
· You can save the file to your hard drive or to a floppy and/or print it.

Each assignment is to be turned in through Student DROP BOX.

For the subject line of the E-mail, just put the file name. Please do not ask me to reply confirming that I have received the E-mail. You should also copy yourself for your own records.

When completing the module assignments, please include:

your name
assignment number & name
date the assignment is due
course number (SS640) & section (INET)

After an assignment has been received, it will be graded and the feedback shared with you either by E-mail or by the use of an on-line gradebook.

8. Have some fun clicking on the buttons and learning about thus new medium.

When is this DUE??????

9.Check the Calendar under COURSE INFORMATION !

Look for the Schedule!

CALENDAR
http://12.20.25.5/ppecorino/online_classes/ORIENT_MEDICAL_ETHICS_WEEKLY_CALENDAR.html

10. GO to the STUDENT CAFÉ.

This is a discussion area for our class outside the context of a particular course module. Just as you have the opportunity to talk or chat with each other or with the instructor when taking a conventional classroom course, you should also have the opportunity to do the same in a web course. The STUDENT CAFÉ is available only to students enrolled in this class to post and/or read messages and respond. These can include questions or comments to other students about course material, assignments, readings, etc. It is also a place where you can go to socialize and have open discussion on subjects of your interests.

You will find the STUDENT CAFE in the DISCUSSION BOARD section of the Course. `
 

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 MODULE 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Module Overview: This is the first module of the course. in this module you will do a bit of reading and then enter into the discussions and send in a written assignment.

Module Learning Objectives:

The learner will acquire knowledge of the course topics.

Readings: ONLINE TEXTBOOK Chapter 1.

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 2 ETHICS

Module Overview:

A presentation of several of the major ethical traditions or schools of thought.

Module Learning Objectives:

The learner should achieve:

1. familiarity with the basic ethical traditions

2. understanding of the basic principle of the GOOD for each tradition

3. understanding of the weaknesses of each of the traditions

Readings:

A.  ONLINE TEXTBOOK chapter 2.

B. Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read the Introductory materials pages 1-57

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 3 THE MORAL CLIMATE OF HEALTH CARE

Module Overview:

This module covers these topics:

Health Care System and Values

Clash of Values

Professions, Roles and Values

The Role of PATIENT

Five Major Moral Principles in Health Care

Rights and Duties

Module Learning Objectives:

The learner will gain a sense of the background within and against which moral dilemmas arise in the health care institution.

There will be an awareness of factors that play a role in moral dilemmas

The learner will have an understanding of the basic moral principles related to medicine and health care and the basic concepts of rights and duties.

Readings:

 ONLINE TEXTBOOK chapter 3

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 4 PROFESSIONALISM ELITISM AND HEALTH CARE

Module Overview:

An examination of what factors may determine a course of conduct in health care and medicine. There will also be a presentations of three different models or conceptual frameworks for viewing the relationship of health care providers, particularly physicians, to the recipients of health care.

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of:

the relationship of law to morality

the insufficiency of laws and codes to resolve moral dilemmas and ethical issues

the advantages of the covenant model for establishing a moral foundation of obligation for health care providers

Readings:

 ONLINE TEXTBOOK chapter 4

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 5 ETHICS AND NURSING

Module Overview: This module explores how the general points related to Biomedical Ethics and the basic models for the relationships of health care providers to the recipients of care may apply to nurses as well as physicians.

Module Learning Objectives:

To be able to apply the basic conceptual models for relationships of health care providers to the recipients of care to situations involving nurses.

Readings:

 ONLINE TEXTBOOK chapter 5

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 6 RIGHTS TRUTH AND CONSENT

Module Overview: The basic right of the recipients of health care.

Module Learning Objectives:

To list and explain the Basic Rights of Health Care Recipients:

Autonomy

Informed Consent

Truth

Confidentiality

Readings:

 ONLINE TEXTBOOK chapter 6  AND

Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read chapter six(6).

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 7 HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

 Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read chapter seven(7).

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 8 ABORTION

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

 Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read chapter one (1).

 

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE:  MID COURSE EVALUATIONS AND CHANGES

Module Overview:

A week to take stock. A week for a small rest. A week to give you an opportunity to revise papers and to revise the approach to the course as well as an attempt to improve the learner's performance and final grade.

You can get feedback on your CASE Study if you submit a draft of it this week.

Your group might submit a draft or description of what you are doing for the instructor's feedback during this week.

Evaluations of the course , the subject matter and student performance will take place during this module.

Module Learning Objective:

Students will discuss what problems they are encountering with the course and make suggestions as to how to improve the course and their performance in the course.

Students will become more aware of what is required to do well in the course.

Readings:  None

Assignments:  None

Discussions: Several.  They are the only feature of this module.

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MODULE 9 SEVERELY IMPAIRED NEWBORNS, FUTILITY AND INFANTICIDE

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

 Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read Chapter Two(2).

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 10 CARE OF THE DYING

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

 Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read Chapter Three(3).

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 11  DELIBERATE TERMINATION OF LIFE AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

 Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read Chapter Three(3).

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 12 REPRODUCTION , ASSISTANCE AND CONTROL

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

 Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read Chapter Nine(9).

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 13 ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES: SCARCITY AND TRIAGE

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read Chapter Ten(10).

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE 14 A CLAIM OF A RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE

Module Overview:

Module Learning Objectives:

An understanding of the main ideas associated with this topic.

The application of ethical principles in the analysis and decision making related to moral dilemmas related to this topic.

Readings:

 Munson, Ronald. INTERVENTION AND REFLECTION . 6th ED.,Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Read Chapter Eleven(11).

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NOTE:  A Case Study is due for this module at the same time the written assignment is due!

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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MODULE :    CULMINATING ACTIVITY: BONUS EXERCISE

Module Overview:

In this Culminating Activity module, you will complete a survey and enter into discussions that will provide feedback to the instructor to be used in the evaluation and revision of the course for the next time it is taught.

Module Learning Objectives:

The objective is to provide valuable feedback to the instructor.

Assignments: check the calendar

Discussions:  check the calendar

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