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Lecture Overview

What is the solution to a world of constant change and turmoil? Is it time to continually ask - ‘but why?’. In this inspiring session on nursing ethics, Dr Michael Nancarrow asks you to explore your own 'ethical woundedness' and appreciate the power of storytelling.


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Michael Nancarrow

Michael Nancarrow has studied economics, law, and political theory at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, and at the University of Oxford (UK). He graduated with his PhD in law from the University of New South Wales in 2010. Michael is admitted as a solicitor in NSW; before the High Court of Australia; and as a solicitor and barrister in Victoria. Michael’s professional career started in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (1985-86) and he has practised as a solicitor with the international law firm Baker & McKenzie and the Australian law firm Pryor, Tzannes and Wallis. He has been a visiting assistant professor of law at Stanford University, USA, and at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. He has taught law, business, management, nursing, and professional practice courses at Monash University, the University of Wollongong, UNSW, the University of Sydney, and CQUniversity, Australia. Between 1996-97 he held the position of ethicist, Consulting Division, St. James Ethics Centre in Sydney.  Michael has presented a range of law and ethics programs for health professionals and has been a regular presenter at Ausmed conferences since the late 1990s. Michael currently holds an appointment as senior lecturer, Law Program, School of Business and Law, CQUniversity, Australia. See Educator Profile


4 Total Rating(s)
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Ning Jia
26 May 2019

It is good to hear different views or perspectives to nursing from non-nursing background professionals.

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Emily Gillies
24 Nov 2017

I really appreciate nursing lectures that talk about law, because it's such an important aspect of the profession.

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Carol E Clark
15 Nov 2017

Provoking lecture, on a subject that is rarely aired. May it open up future discussion.

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Jennifer soutar
04 Nov 2017

Really enjoyed this lecture as it hits home we have all witnessed unethical decision making,it gave me great insight into the subject