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Ethical Decision Making

Purpose of the training:

  • To update knowledge regarding the steps of ethical decision making.
  • To create awareness of the “Principle of Do no Harm” when caring for patients.
  • To revise the approaches and dimensions in ethical decision making.

Date and time:

1st of April 2017

Starting time: 9am


Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront – Please click here for directions.

About The Facilitator:

Felicia Anne Smith hails from Cape Town and graduated from UWC in 1990 with a B. Curationis (General, Psychiatric & Community) and Midwife, she later obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Education in 2004 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Administration in 2005 from the University of Stellenbosch.

She has over 6 years’ experience as a registered nurse in Trauma, Resuscitation and Out patients’ departments at Tygerberg Hospital. Felicia has however spent most of her career in a teaching capacity. She has been lecturing for over 21 years at the Western Cape College of Nursing at their Tygerberg Hospital Satellite Campus.

Workshop Agenda:

Three, to four hour interactive workshop including lecturing, media stimulation, role-play and discussions. Powerpoint slides as handout.

Drinks and snacks will be served.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the workshop the student must be able to:

  1. Define an ethical dilemma.
  2. Explain the characteristics of an ethical problem.
  3. Explain the approaches to ethical decision making.
  4. List the dimensions of Ethical Decision methods for Nursing.
  5. Consider and argue an ethical decision against the legal and ethical framework for nursing.
  6. Apply the 7 steps in steps in making an ethical decision.
  7. Participate in a roleplay to demonstrate practically an understanding of the steps of ethical making.


All delegates will be issued and be awarded with attendance certificates. 

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