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Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)329
First Published
Updated06 May 2019
Expires 06 May 2021
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

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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 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. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)329
First Published
Updated06 May 2019
Expires 06 May 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Learner Reviews

4.5
329 Total Rating(s)
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Suzanne Smartt
23 Jan 2020

Very easy to understand information and valuable to become a better nurse.

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Jeevarani Naidoo
21 Jan 2020

This course has been very enlightening and has reinforced my knowledge.

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Kayla Devery
17 Jan 2020

I was able to learn new aspects of duty of care such as vicarious liability and the laws and legislation surrounding the good Samaritan

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Elizabeth Dronfield
13 Jan 2020

this was a well put together module. Informative and easy to understand. It gave plenty of scope and references for further reading

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Kristoffer Pineda
13 Jan 2020

This resource was great, not super lengthy!

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Judson Hart
05 Jan 2020

Excellent and very informative, enjoyed the session.

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Sophie Sorrentino
02 Jan 2020

Good and easy to navigate through.

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Tamson radnedge
31 Dec 2019

This was clear and helpful

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Lynne Shanahan
30 Dec 2019

Great refresher thank you

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Danijela Vujatovic
20 Dec 2019

I learned also that the employer owes you a duty of care to provide a safe system of work and sufficient guidance to carry my role which is important so I could rely on support from management team as well if there are some difficulties regarding some residents in following a duty of care.