Nursing CPD Institute

End of Life Law for Nurses

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 23 September 2021
This webinar explains current law relating to the obligations to provide palliative interventions, the requirement to adhere to advance directives and ensure care and comfort for the dying patient.

“Recognise the absolute expectations for meeting a dying patient’s needs”

Course Content

Recent research (Willmont et al 2020) identified nurses continue to be anxious about the legal issues related to end of life care.

This webinar explains current law relating to the obligations to provide palliative interventions, the requirement to adhere to advance directives and ensure care and comfort for the dying patient. The law governing the Doctrine of Double Effect and Voluntary Assisted Suicide will be addressed.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Identify the key legislation governing the care of the dying patient
  • Recognise the absolute expectations for meeting a dying patient’s needs
  • Relate the Doctrine of Double Effect to clinical situations
  • Understand the legal and professional consequences of withholding appropriate care in palliative situations

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