“Rights of the Child”
Most nurses see restraint use as the only way to protect a client who is a danger to themselves or to others. Yet all of us are aware that there are dangers and risks to the patient and those who implement restraints.
The law is clear for mental health providers but emergency and aged care nurses regularly face situations that need to be carefully managed to avoid physical or chemical injuries to clients and conflicts for staff.
Choosing whether to inform a young person’s parents about their medical situations is a dilemma for many nurses working with adolescents particularly. Understanding the law and the rights of the child can give direction and support for decisions and promote positive health decisions for younger clients.
In this session you will:
- Explore the issue of restraint in Children
- Gain an understanding of the law and the rights of the child
- Investigate confidentiality and the adolescent
- Reflect on the legal implications for your own practice
R.N., Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc, MACN
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 her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition…Read More>>