Carers Series: workplace behaviour and the consequences of inappropriate actions
CPD Hours / Duration
0.5 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Carers Series: workplace behaviour and the consequences of inappropriate actions

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

Part 2 Addresses issues of workplace behaviour and the consequences of inappropriate actions.

Working in any environment can be stressful and the way people speak to each other or give direction for work can led to conflict.

Laws exist to protect workers and individuals from coercive, insulting or discriminating words and actions.  There are consequences for employers and employees who fail to adhere to standards that promote rights.  Not every upset or conflict falls within the rules of law but where serious problems arise the law can offer a remedy.

This presentation focuses on bullying, the various behaviours that constitute bullying behaviour and strategies to manage it.  Issues of racism and ageism are included to explore other behaviours that are deemed illegal and governed by legislation.  The legal remedies available are discussed.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the law and workplace behaviour
  • Explore the consequences for employers and employees who fail to adhere to standards that promote rights
  • Investigate the concept of workplace bullying
  • Review the concepts of racism and ageism and how they manifest in our work