Nursing CPD Institute

Being a Witness in a Coronial Inquiry

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 26 August 2021
In this webinar we will explore what you need to know about being a witness at a Coronial Inquiry.

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Course Content

Every State and Territory has had a Coroner since Federation. Each State had similar legislation governing when, why and how a coronial inquest must be undertaken.  

Inquests are held in around 20 per cent of Coroner’s Inquiries,  therefore there is a real chance a nurse may be called to be a witness. This is a source of anxiety as the coronial system, procedures and requirements are relatively unknown.  

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Understand the legislation governing inquests
  • Recognise the obligations of inquest witnesses
  • Employ best-practice strategies to prepare to be a witness
  • Appreciate the value of preparation for an inquest

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