Team-based learning and ethics education in nursing

Susan E. Hickman, Lucia D. Wocial

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Abstract

This report describes the use of team-based learning concepts in an undergraduate nursing applied ethics course using established reporting guidelines. Team-based learning relies on actively engaging students in the learning process through small-group activities that facilitate the development of skills, including concept analysis, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students are divided into teams of fi ve to seven members who collaborate throughout the semester to work through activities that build on ethics concepts introduced through reading and lectures. Nurse educators are challenged to develop educational approaches that will engage students and help them to apply what they learn from the study of ethics to the lived experience of clinical practice. The ultimate goal is to help students to develop into morally sensitive and competent professionals. Team-based learning represents a novel way to teach these skills to undergraduate nursing students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-700
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume52
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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