Carers Series: Elder abuse and mandatory reporting requirements
CPD Hours / Duration
0.5 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Carers Series: Elder abuse and mandatory reporting requirements

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 3 Criminal Acts

The common law and legislation identify behaviours that justify police investigation and if evidence exists, prosecution in a criminal court action.

Being found guilty can lead to fines, sanctions or gaol.  Focus on fraud referring to standards expected and case examples are used to highlight concepts.

Elder abuse and mandatory reporting requirements are discussed. The changes to legislation 2021 for mandatory reporting of serious incidents to aged clients are explored.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Investigate common law and legislation identifying behaviours that justify police investigation
  • Understand Elder abuse and mandatory reporting requirements 
  • Explore The changes to legislation 2021 for mandatory reporting of serious incidents to aged clients
  • Reflect on the area in which you work