Nursing CPD Institute

Understanding our Duty of Care

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 05 July 2021
In this session we will investigate our Duty of Care - looking at how the law determines what is and where a duty of care lies and the common failures that have led to cases claiming negligence due to a failure to satisfy our duty.

“How the law determines what is & where a duty of care lies”

Course Content

Nurses recognise and accept we have a duty of care.  The term is often used to identify perceived failures and skill deficits but there are risks to claiming a colleague has failed their duty. 

Knowing how the law determines what is and where a duty of care lies and the common failures that have led to cases claiming negligence due to a failure to satisfy our duty helps us analyse situations and take steps that will ensure that our duty is fulfilled.

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Relate the legal concept of duty to practice
  • Recognise situations where there is an actual or potential failure of duty
  • Understand the rules governing legal and professional delegation of duty
  • Discuss the professional standards that impose duty of care
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