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Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)260
Published06 May 2019
Expires06 May 2021
Review Due06 November 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

In this Ausmed Education mandatory module, explore the topic of what constitutes a duty, focusing on how this duty may be breached and the resulting consequences. The expectation is that you will develop a clear understanding of your legal and professional accountabilities as you fulfil your responsibility in the provision of patient care. You will also review what standards of care are reasonably expected by healthcare providers and what consequences may occur should these standards not be met.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be clear about the extent of your duty of care.
  • Understand the reasonable standard of practice expectation in your health setting.
  • Recognise the consequences of not providing sufficient duty of care.

Target Audience

Nurses and all staff who work in healthcare.

Validation of learning:

  • Evidence that you have read relevant legislation and standards relating to your work.
  • Evidence you have reviewed the policies and procedures in your workplace.
  • A written summary of a journal article or book chapter you have recently read relating to your duty of care.

Disclosure

This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.

Educator

Portrait of Linda Starr
Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care, and management. She has held senior positions in academia including the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of nursing and health sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives, and carers. She is Chair of the SA Board of the Nursing and Midwifery, Fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, Foundation President of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, Member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the International member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing.

Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)260
Published06 May 2019
Expires06 May 2021
Review Due06 November 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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4.5

260 Total Rating(s)

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Pamela Gordon
23 Jul 2019

Excellent resource

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Cathie Gillespie
21 Jul 2019

Informative and engaging. Well presented

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Lourdes Fernando
21 Jul 2019

Goog

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Angela Oliveira
21 Jul 2019

Recommend this to every in healthcare

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Lolita Atkins
19 Jul 2019

Very educational, refresher course that needs to be revisited often.

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Elle Stanford
16 Jul 2019

It was a good source of learning material

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Tanya Gough
14 Jul 2019

I found this a great topic. It is easy to get caught up in our busy work load and 'assume' that we know what a medication order says. It makes much more sense to clarify before giving to the patient and causing an incident for the patient, yourself and the employer.

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Anne ridgway
12 Jul 2019

Current and up to date It would be great to see an example used for mental health.

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Sarina Lyne
12 Jul 2019

Informative session which was clear & precise.

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Rory Tanner
11 Jul 2019

Short, succinct.