Carers Series: laws relating to health provision and types of law governing Australians
CPD Hours / Duration
0.5 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Carers Series: laws relating to health provision and types of law governing Australians

Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Consultant - Nursing CPD Institute

  

R.N., Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc, MACN

Pam has an extensive background in clinical Nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas. 

As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers. 

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition. 

A major focus of her current work has been designing undergraduate and postgraduate law courses for Nurses and community health workers.  As a regular contributor to the Nursing CPD Institute, her blogs and webinars address issues of professional and legal governance that have relevance to Nurses working in many environments.

Course Content

No matter what the role or job description of a person there are legal obligations governing all aspects of health service provision.

Legislation, both Federal and State imposes duties and standards on services, employers and employees.

Protection of the vulnerable and ways to impose and regulate responsibilities is the aim of these laws.

Behaviour that puts individuals at risk or harms others must be prevented.

This short presentation highlights some of these legal responsibilities.

Part 1 explains the aims of laws relating to health provision and types of law governing Australians.

Particular focus on the issues of privacy and confidentiality is made. Rules and protocols for ensuring confidentiality is maintained are addressed using a case to highlight risks.  These include social media and the links between slander, libel and defamation.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the laws covering health care delivery
  • Review the law as it relates to your work as a carer
  • Explore the concept of confidentiality in a legal framework
  • Investigate the links between slander, libel, and defamation