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Law & Ethics Program for Nurses: Module Two - Professional Governance and Regulation

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Commences 7th January 2018

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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 Two - Professional Governance and Regulation is delivered as a series of 5 virtual sessions known as e-Seminars.

The legal and professional obligations that Nurses must satisfy can be a source of anxiety and confusion. Some areas of practice carry risks to the client or colleagues. Understanding the sources of control and the standards expected for Nurses can aid the clinician in their decision making and meeting legal requirements.

Module Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the sources of law that govern practice
  • Relate governance standards to practice
  • Recognise behaviours that may lead to complaints
  • Appreciate the consequences of failing to satisfy legal and governance standards

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

All 5 sessions are included in the registration fee.

7 January 2019 @ 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Accountability and Scope of Practice
- Delegation

9 January 2019 @ 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Boundary Crossings and Boundary Violations
Racism and Bullying in Nursing

10 January 2019 @ 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Documentation

11 January 2019 @ 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Clinical Handover
Mandatory Reporting

14 January 2019 @ 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Disciplinary Actions and Professional Findings

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 4th March 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:

7 January 2019 | 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Accountability and Scope of Practice
In this session you will:

  • Relate the laws governing Scope of Practice to your own work
  • Understand the rules of delegation and apply these to practice
  • Apply the principles of the National Framework to workplace decisions
  • Recognise the steps that must be undertaken to safely advance your own Scope of Practice

Delegation
In this session you will:

  • Understand the legal obligations of registered Nurses when delegating aspects of Nursing care
  • Define the legal responsibilities for supervision
  • Apply the rules of appropriate delegation when giving direction for patient care
  • Implement protocols and policies that ensure patient needs and staff skills are matched

9 January 2019 | 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Boundary Crossings and Boundary Violations
In this session you will:

  • Understand the concept of Professional Boundaries
  • Relate guidelines for maintaining Professional Boundaries to practice
  • Recognise the professional consequences of failing to maintain Professional Boundaries
  • Consider cases where failures have been established 

Racism and Bullying in Nursing
In this session you will:

  • Recognise the way racism and bullying are entrenched in Nursing behaviour
  • Have the ability to discriminate between bullying and management comments
  • Recognise habits of speech and practice that may be interpreted as bullying
  • Understand professional standards that aim to prevent bullying behaviour

10 January 2019 | 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Documentation
In this session you will:

  • Define the common forms of Nurse records and when these are utilised in legal proceedings
  • Implement evidence-based strategies for structuring records
  • Relate legal principles to assess your own record keeping
  • Recognise causes of inadequate recording and take steps to avoid these

11 January 2019 | 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Clinical Handover
In this session you will:

  • Articulate the purposes of clinical handover
  • Understand the risks of inadequate handover
  • Apply strategies to ensure data is structured and presented to promote effective care
  • List the data that should be included in handover 

Mandatory Reporting
In this session you will:

  • Understand the absolute requirements for Mandatory Reporting for the Nursing profession
  • Relate the legislative requirements for reporting clients at risk and what those risks are
  • Discuss the protection the law provides for reporters and in what circumstances
  • Explain the sanctions that may be imposed for failing to report legally required information

14 January 2019 | 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Disciplinary Actions and Professional Findings
In this session you will:

  • Understand the processes of investigation and professional hearings
  • Define the terms unsatisfactory conduct and professional misconduct
  • Know your rights in law should you be involved in a disciplinary action
  • Relate behaviours identified in cases to findings and sanctions
Law & Ethics Program for Nurses: Module Two - Professional Governance and Regulation
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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)
8 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
Commences 7th January 2018

Cost
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Members: $264.00
Non-Members: $330.00
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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