Curriculum Overview for Certificate in Nurse Case Management
PHIL 336 Medical Ethics
This course explores the ethical problems of medicine, nursing and the life sciences. In PHIL 336, Medical Ethics, the student will focus on moral issues specific to the fields of nursing and bioethics. There will be a quick review of the major ethical systems and then a development of the theory of human personhood and embodiment. These theories will enable students to analyze some contemporary problems in bioethics: the ethics of lying to a patient, of end-of-life issues, etc. Philosophically, we will explore the predominance of a scientific view of the person, the limits and uses of technology, the meaning of appropriate care, etc. The student will examine and discuss case studies with their fellow students and propose solutions. Upon completion of the course the student should be able to think more critically and expansively about ethical issues in nursing and should begin to develop his/ her own consistent ethical position on these issues.
OSTD 320 Interpersonal Relations in Organizations
An examination of the knowledge and skill necessary to perform effectively in professional relations. Students will gain a deeper understanding of interpersonal relationships in organizations framed in ethical contexts related to perception, impression management, managing diversity, self disclosure, coaching, conflict management, influence, power, and politics. Students will complete self-assessments and engage in skill-building activities to learn how to effectively manage relationships within organizations while using Communication Improvement Plans.
NURS 497-31 The Role of the Case Manager I
This course facilitates critical examination of the role of the case manager. Students will develop case management skills to optimize care of the patient with complex health needs. Students will learn to anticipate barriers to healthcare, advocate for care, coordinate care to address complex needs, and collaborate with other members of the healthcare team to optimize resource utilization.
NURS 497-32 The Role of the Case Manager II
This course facilitates critical examination of the practice of integrated case management. Using a case study approach, critical thinking skills will be fostered to plan for and address the care needs of the patient with complex health needs. Students will utilize tools and resources commonly used by case managers to assess patient care needs, develop a plan of care, and to coordinate patient care including discharge.
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