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Law & Ethics Program for Nurses: Module Four - Common Law Tort of Negligence

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Commences 11th February 2019

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.

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

Module Four - Common Law Tort of Negligence is delivered as a series of 2 virtual sessions known as e-Seminars.

The civil law Tort of Negligence is the most likely cause of action against health practitioners. In spite of the passage of Civil Liability Legislation in every state, the principles establishing whether the case is actionable and those establishing the expectations that the court imposes on a defendant, remain.

Module Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine the civil law concepts underpinning negligence
  • Understand the legal principles of negligence
  • Apply the elements of negligence to practice
  • Examine case findings giving direction for practice

Module Four is a series of 2 e-Seminar sessions: 

11 February 2019 @ 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Applying the Elements of Negligence for Safe Practice
The Law of Negligence

13 February 2019 @ 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Duty of Care

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 11th April 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:

11 February 2019 | 1400 - 1600 (Qld Time)
Applying the Elements of Negligence for Safe Practice
In this session you will:

  • Relate elements of negligence to practice situations
  • Recognise the sources determining standards expected of a professional
  • Appreciate circumstances where actions are not deemed liable even if harm occurs
  • Explore cases providing examples of professional negligence

The Law of Negligence
In this session you will:

  • Understand the legal definition of negligence
  • Relate legislation to common law principles of negligence
  • Define the elements of negligence
  • Examine case findings of negligent Nursing behaviour

13 February 2019 | 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Duty of Care
In this session you will:

  • Relate the legal concept of duty to practice
  • Understand the rules governing legal and professional delegation of duty
  • Recognise situations where there is an actual or potential failure of duty
  • Discuss the professional standards that impose duty of care
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Law & Ethics Program for Nurses: Module Four - Common Law Tort of Negligence
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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)
3 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
Commences 11th February 2019

Cost
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Members: $99.00
Non-Members: $124.00
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.