Many Nurses have had a fragmented education in relation to the law that frames Nursing practice and Nursing ethics. While they recognise they must adhere to the legal and ethical standards, and the underpinning philosophies and structures, the application of the Australian legal system and rules of ethics are not well understood.
The purpose of this eleven Module Law and Ethics Program for Nurses is to provide the Nurse, registered with AHPRA, the opportunity to obtain the necessary knowledge regarding health law and ethics to confidently work within the current Health Care Industry.
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Module Nine - Contracts and Insurance consists of a virtual session known as an e-Seminar.
The critical contracts that relate to Nursing are those that the client enters into when seeking care and our own contract of employment. Failures to satisfy client care contracts have led to court actions. Confusion about the rights and obligations under legislation and the common law can lead to conflicts over employment and of course dismissal from employment. The requirement under AHPRA to hold personal indemnity insurance is another source of confusion.
Module Learning Outcomes:
- Introduce legislation that creates legal insurance obligations
- Explain types of professional insurance that exist
- Examine risks of failing to maintain professional insurance cover
- Introduce and explain principles of contracts of work
Module Nine e-Seminar session:
4 July 2019 @ 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Contracts and Insurance
What if these dates don't suit me?
If you are unable to attend any of the live sessions a recording of the session will be available to you for 2 months - simply login to the website. Here you can watch the recording, access any supporting documents and email the presenter if you have any questions. The resources will be available to attendees until the 1st July 2019.
The Presenter: Dr Pam Savage
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....Read More>>
04 July 2019 | 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Contracts and Insurance
In this session you will:
- Define the rights of employers and employees under common law
- Explore cases identifying breach of contract in care situations
- Understand the types of insurance and legal requirements for practising Nurses
- Relate the doctrine of vicarious liability to professional insurance requirements
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