This synchronous course provides students with foundational knowledge and skills in responsible professional behavior, enabling them to address and resolve the ethical and socio-cultural issues that they confront during their training and professional practice. This ethics course involves teaching of rudimentary knowledge and skills in ethical theory and reasoning, professional ethics, spiritual care approach to health care decision-making, goals of health care, illness experience, and other topics of concern. Through reading, preparation and on-line group discussions, students have an opportunity to practice communication, reflection, listening, and reasoning in the moral and ethical dimensions of spiritual care and supervision.

Prerequisite: Restricted to DMin students.

Note: Required Thursday synchronous meetings. Additional fees not charged for identity verification in distance education programs.