Nursing Studies: Dr Angela Flynn

Plan for Integration of GCDE into my teaching, research, projects and practice

Lecturer: Dr Angela Flynn
Department: School of Nursing & Midwifery, College of Medicine and Health Studies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Identify and discuss moral, legal, and professional issues encountered in clinical practice.
  • Exercise professional judgement and deal with moral and legal challenges with greater confidence.
  • Critically discuss a range of ethical and legal issues as they arise in position papers and case studies in specialist practice.
  • Identify and discuss the social determinants of health in the context of health inequities evidence.
  • Understand and discuss the concept of global health within the Sustainable Development Goal agenda.
  • Critically analyse social and cultural aspects of global health and cultivate global citizenship.

Existing GCDE practice (e.g. themes, theory, skills, values, student actions, teaching methodologies, global/local links, root causes of injustice):

This module currently combines material related to ethics, law and sociocultural matters. It is a new module (taught for the first time in AY 2021/22) which is delivered on a Masters in Nursing specifically designed for international students. I have tried to incorporate some themes relating to GCDE by addressing global health matters, drawing on the experiences of the students from the range of different home countries.

A second inclusion has been to approach the topic of sustainability and specifically the Sustainable Development Goals, as they apply to health care and nursing.

Plan for integration of GCDE approach to your teaching: See linked document below.



Plan for Integration of GCDE into my teaching, research, projects and practice.

Angela Flynn: Plan for Integration of GCDE into my teaching, research, projects and practice. (PDF opens in a new tab/window)



Originally a nurse in Cardiothoracics and Intensive/Critical Care and I having worked clinically in Guys Hospital London and in Cork University Hospital, I am now a full time lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery since 2002.

I am the PI of the Irish Team on the Learning to Live research project, an Erasmus+ project that aims to support refugee and migrant students in Higher Education.

Research interests: Health inequalities; Promoting intercultural communication and diversity in teaching and work practice; Problem-based learning & simulation as instructional methodologies (co-investigator).

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