Nursing CPD Institute

Consent: Ethical and Legal Considerations

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 02 July 2022
Being alert to risky situations and understanding how to apply ethical and legal standards to situations that carry risks is the aim of this webinar.

Course Content

Nurses are familiar with concepts of consent and routinely gain consent for interventions with clients.  However, there are legal and ethical standards that should be considered in relation to consent. 

Standards exist to ensure genuine, informed consent is given and circumstances often arise that interfere with achieving that.  Being alert to risky situations and understanding how to apply ethical and legal standards to situations that carry risks is the aim of this webinar.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the ethics and legal concepts of consent 
  • Explore clinical practice examples to determine just what protocols might be valuable strategies for protection 
  • Review the impact for care delivery 
  • Reflect on individual practice

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