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Law & Ethics Program for Nurses: Module One - Ethics

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5 November - 9 November 2018

Many Nurses have had a fragmented education in relation to the law that frames Nursing practice and Nursing ethics. While they recognise they must adhere to the legal and ethical standards, and the underpinning philosophies and structures, the application of the Australian legal system and rules of ethics are not well understood.

The purpose of this eleven Module Law and Ethics Program for Nurses is to provide the Nurse, registered with AHPRA, the opportunity to obtain the necessary knowledge regarding health law and ethics to confidently work within the current Health Care Industry.

The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity. This program has been created so the modules do not have to be completed in order.

Click here to view the full Law and Ethics Program for Nurses>>

Module One - Ethics is delivered as a series of 5 virtual sessions known as e-Seminars.

Every Nurse and Midwife would consider themselves an ethical person. We have been taught to conform to the social rules of our culture, family, religion, education and profession. Yet in a culturally diverse society, the rules that govern one group may not be understood or adhered to by another. This can lead to conflict and the imposition of expectations by a dominant system on those who may be vulnerable or powerless.

In professional practice, an individual’s beliefs may not represent the profession. We cannot apply rules arbitrarily because they are “what we were taught”. There are laws that entrench certain ethical standards and failing to adhere to these, can lead to sanctions.

The philosophical basis of ethics as a focus of study is complex and the historical roots reflect language and concepts that have, at some time, been deemed fair and just and at other times seriously flawed. Yet we need, as professionals, to be able to demonstrate we are practising ethically so we need to explore and apply ethical reasoning to our practice.

Module Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basic principles of ethical philosophy
  • Relate ethical concepts to ethical belief systems
  • Consider the evolution of western ethical belief systems in healthcare
  • Apply legal and ethical standards to practice

Module One is a series of 5 e-Seminar sessions: 

All 5 sessions are included in the registration fee.

5 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
An Overview of Ethics

6 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Bioethics and Professional Codes of Ethics

7 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Demonstrating Ethical Nursing Behaviours

8 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Identifying and Solving Ethical Problems

9 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Apply Ethical Reasoning Skills to Real World Situations 

What if these dates don't suit me?

If you are unable to attend any of the live sessions a recording of the session will be available to you for 2 months - simply login to the website. Here you can watch the recording, access any supporting documents and email the presenter if you have any questions. The resources will be available to attendees until the 14th January 2019.

The Presenter: Dr Pam Savage

Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and....Read More>>

The Sessions:

5 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
An Overview of Ethics
In this session you will:

  • Acquire knowledge in ethical theories and principles
  • Define ethics and relate these to professional expectations
  • Relate cultural diversity to ethical considerations
  • Identify Australian legislation entrenching human rights

6 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Bioethics and Professional Codes of Ethics
In this session you will:

  • Appreciate  the major principles of health professional ethics
  • Understand bioethical principles and relate these to Nursing issues
  • Consider the practical purpose Codes serve
  • Relate the Code of Ethics to Nursing practice 

7 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Demonstrating Ethical Nursing Behaviours
In this session you will:

  • Understand the potential professional consequences for failing ethical Nursing standards
  • Recognise early warning signs of inappropriate ethical behaviour
  • Promote equity and equality in care provision
  • Relate Good Samaritan laws to Nursing ethical standards 

8 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Identifying and Solving Ethical Problems
In this session you will:

  • Develop and/or evaluate effective strategies for managing ethical dilemmas inherent in patient care, the health care organisation, and research
  • Understand Ethical Decision-Making Processes
  • Review the relationship between ethics and legal governance
  • Consider strategies to determine the client’s values and beliefs 

9 November 2018 @ 1500 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Apply Ethical Reasoning Skills to Real World Situations 
In this session you will:

  • Recognise the ethical issues common to specific patient populations or clinical settings
  • Consider the choices of action based on ethical principles
  • Develop and/or evaluate effective strategies for managing the ethical dilemmas inherent in patient care
  • Understand ethical principles underpinning Nursing research

 

Law & Ethics Program for Nurses: Module One - Ethics
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Location / Venue
This is a virtual event so all you need is a device, the internet and a location of your choice.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
5 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
5 November - 9 November 2018
1500-1600

Cost
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Members: $165.00
Non-Members: $206.00
Students: $

Dr Pam Savage, RN, Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc

Presenter: Dr Pam Savage, RN, Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc
Pam has an extensive background in clinical Nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas. ... Read more »

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REMEMBER: This is a virtual event so all you need is a device, the internet and a location of your choice.
 


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