Nursing CPD Institute

How we can apply the Tort of Negligence to Practice

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 13 May 2022
The civil law tort of negligence is the most likely cause of action against health practitioners.

“Understand duty of care and relate this to delegation requirements”

Course Content

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 the court imposes on a defendant remain current and important.

Applying these legal expectations to our own practice, particularly when we find ourselves in complex situations can give direction for our actions and determine the most legally safe approach we can adopt in our work.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Understand duty of care and relate this to delegation requirements
  • 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 

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