How we can apply the Tort of Negligence to Practice
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

How we can apply the Tort of Negligence to Practice

Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute

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.

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.

Target Audience

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