International Nursing Colloquium: Patient advocacy -
Role of nurse in ensuring ethically sensitive practice.
- 14th Nov 2017


International Colloquium

Patient Advocacy : Role of Nurse in Ensuring Ethically Sensitive Practice

Date: 14th November 2017
Venue: Indoor Auditorium, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018 India ABOUT THE COLLOQUIUM

Ethics is a branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness (goodness) and wrongness (badness) of certain actions.
An understanding of ethics is essential to the delivery of skilled professional care. It is vital that nurses appreciate the value of ethics in their work. Ethics is relevant to clinical, practice-based issues and affects all areas of the professional nursing role. To practice in an ethically sensitive way, nurses must develop reasoning skills and understand the concepts and principles that assist ethical analysis.Identifying good practice demands a well-reasoned assessment of what nurses do conjoined with an appreciation of how and why they do it. Ethics enables the critical evaluation of nursing decisions and actions. Nursing itself is an ethical activity because its primary aims are to do good and, wherever possible, avoid harm – although achieving these aims can be problematic.
Despite an increased focus on ethics in pre and post-registration nursing education, somenurses still perceive ethics as being remote from the day-to-day realities of their role. This colloquium addresses the gap in embedding nursing practices in quality health care.

• To gain in-depth awareness of ethical issues
• To reinforce the personal and professional values and its impact in health care practice.
• To be able to apply ethical skills towards enhancing quality of nursing practices and in nursing research.

• Post graduate students , Research scholars
• Faculty of Nursing and Staff Nurses
• Nursing officers, nurse administrators

Prof. P Anne Scott

Prof Philomena Anne Scott is a Professor and Vice President for Equality and Diversity, National University of Ireland, Galway. In 1993 she was awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow. She completed M.Sc. in Nursing Education from the University of Edinburgh in 1987. She holds editorial board membership in reputed journals. She is currently involved in research on philosophy and the ethics of healthcare, in clinical judgment and decision making. Prof Scott has held a number of senior leadership roles in universities in Scotland, England and Ireland, including Head of School, Executive Dean, Deputy President and Registrar.

Prof. Bert Gordijn

Bert Gordijn is Professor and Director at the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University, Ireland. In 1995 he was awarded doctorate in Philosophy from Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, followed by doctorate in Bioethics from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2003. He has been Visiting Professor at Lancaster University, Georgetown University, National University of Singapore and Fondation Brocher. He has served on Advisory Panels and Expert Committees of European Chemical Industry Council, European Patent Organisation, Irish Department of Health and UNESCO.

Contact us
Chair person
Dr. Asha P Shetty, Principal, Yenepoya Nursing College,
Phone: 0824-2204668 ext:2702
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Secretary: Mrs. Viji Prasad.C, Assistant Professor
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