Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Investigates central ethical issues pertaining to the care of elderly patients. Explores various ethical principles and frameworks and their application to various ethical issues and dilemmas that arise in caring for the elderly. Examines how to identify ethical issues in caring for the elderly and helps develop more proficiency in ethical decision making. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 40974

From the Instructor:
This course has been recently revised and updated to insure the course content connects well with student's lived experience. Some new features include improved self-paced learning and opportunities for a more practical final project. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand fundamental ethical concepts and the core values that inform work with aging and elderly individuals; 2. Appreciate how different ways of thinking about ethics impact how an ethical issue or concern is addressed; 3. Understand and discuss the ethical implications of societal and cultural norms about aging and elderly individuals; 4. Identify and discover how to address the ethical problems that arise in different sites of care; 5. Discuss the special ethical problems that arise in connection with dementia.
Course Specific Requirements:
Course Pre-requisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Required Text: 'Ethics, Aging, and Society: The Critical Turn' by Holstein, Parks, and Waymack. Springer Publishing Co. 2011. ISBN: 978-0-8261-1634-5. (A free online version of the textbook is available through the PCC Library.)
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
40974 WEB » - 26-Sep-2016 thru 17-Dec-2016
Instructor: John A Holmes
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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