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 Ten - Mental Health Legislation consists of a virtual session known as an e-Seminar.
Nurses working in mental health have an extensive understanding of their legal requirements in relation to patient rights and voluntary and involuntary admissions. The legislation in each state is clear about protecting rights and the procedures that must be followed when assessing and treating a mentally ill client, these are not well understood by Nurses outside of the specialty. The legislation giving direction and entrenching client rights will be the focus of this session.
Module Learning Outcomes:
- Identify legal obligations imposed by legislation
- Explore practice behaviours that meet legislative requirements
- Relate human rights principles to practice situations
- Examine cases which highlight professional failures
Module Ten e-Seminar session:
20 May 2019 @ 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Mental Health Legislation
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 8th 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>>
20 May 2019 | 1400 - 1500 (Qld Time)
Mental Health Legislation
In this session you will:
- Understand the rules governing assessment and treatment for the mentally ill client
- Relate professional standards to the care and management of the client
- Recognise the legal protections and procedures available to clients
- Explore cases that demonstrate issues that arise in the care of the mentally ill client
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