Discussion: MSN-FP6103 Capella Legal and Ethical Issues in Nurse Educators PPT
Create a 12–20-slide PowerPoint presentation for teaching a legal or ethical issue pertinent to nurse educators.
As nurses we are all, no doubt, very aware of the myriad of legal and ethical issues in any health care setting. We are familiar with licensing for health care professionals, perhaps, carry our own malpractice insurance, and have been cautioned by our employing institutions to always follow policy and procedures. Nursing education is no different; there are specific legal and ethical issues that are of concern to nurse educators.
Additionally, nurse educators are often called upon to teach others about specific legal and ethical issues. This can create an interesting balance between adhering to the legal and ethical responsibility of the nurse educator’s role, while also providing enough context and real-world evidence to help assist others in learning about specific legal and ethical issues.
As nurses we are all, no doubt, very aware of the myriad of legal and ethical issues in any health care setting. We are familiar with licensing for health care professionals, perhaps carry our own malpractice insurance, and have been cautioned by our employing institutions to always follow policy and procedures.
Nursing education is no different; there are specific legal and ethical issues that are of concern to nurse educators. Following are some of the specific areas of which nurses working in education need to be well aware:
Faculty rights and responsibilities.
Clinical evaluation of students.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
In addition, it is also important to understand the responsibility of faculty regarding information about students. This is important for both academic faculty and clinical faculty supervising students in clinical areas.
As in clinical practice, documentation of concerns and issues that arise in educational settings can be very important.
In this assessment, you will create a PowerPoint presentation of 12–20 slides that you could use to teach a group about a legal or ethical issue related to nursing or nursing education. To do so, you will select a case from the Nursing Education Legal and Ethical Scenarios media piece, linked in the Resources under the Capella Multimedia heading to focus on.
Review the case and take time to reflect on the change that needs to occur and the group that you will be addressing.
Research what the group needs to know to improve the legal or ethical situation that has occurred.
Use a minimum of seven references, of which at least five should come from peer-reviewed sources.
As you conduct research, synthesize information that will be needed to evoke a change in the situation.
Create a 12–20 slide PowerPoint presentation that you would use to teach about the legal or ethical situation and to create change related to that situation.
Note: You must include 2–4 context slides. These are additional slides that provide contextual information for this assessment. Follow the guidelines for the two types of slides below.
For your 12–20 slide presentation:
Choose an appropriate theme and style.
Include an introductory slide that identifies the problem and your role.
Use slides to convey the important information and understandings to the group.
Provide a summary slide that reiterates the important points of the presentation.
Provide a slide that offers resources for the group after the teaching/learning experience.
Include a slide with any references used in preparing the PowerPoint.
Use the speaker’s notes feature to provide any additional information that you would include in the presentation. This should include any cultural sensitivity aspects and how the content is expected to make a change regarding the issue being addressed.
For the 2–4 contextual slides (which are not considered part of the actual presentation but rather should contain information that you as a presenter would need to consider in your preparation and presentation):
Discuss any specific cultural and/or diversity aspects of the presentation that could be significant in the learning process. Include references and sources used to inform this.
Analyze how the presentation may result in a significant change in the identified environment. Cite any relevant sources.
Develop specific plans for how you might stay informed about the legal or ethical issue that was your focus. What resources could you use to learn about changes or developments that would impact your work?
Your presentation should meet the following requirements:
Presentation: Create a professional-looking PowerPoint presentation, using speaker notes throughout.
Written communication: Written communication should be free of grammar and spelling errors that distract from the content.
APA format: Use correct APA format for all citations and references.
Length: 12–20 slides for teaching presentation plus 2–4 additional contextual slides. Be sure to include the references slide.
Questions to Consider
As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint. You are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of your professional community. Note that these questions are for your own development and exploration and do not need to be completed or submitted as part of your assessment.
How does the FERPA impact the work of a professor in a university-based nursing program?
How would you handle plagiarism in the nursing classroom?
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Discussion Questions (DQ)
Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
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APA Format and Writing Quality
Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
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