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Lecture Overview

What happens if you do not act in accordance with nursing ethical principles? Learn how to recognise and integrate choice and judgement in professional decision-making with a handful of scenarios presented by Dr Michael Nancarrow.


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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.


12 Total Rating(s)
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bronwyn ann beecroft
01 Jul 2019

Presented with a measured approach.

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Sonja Odette Benn
05 Feb 2019

Good presentation

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Raelene Quagliata
12 Jan 2019

Very interesting

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Ruth Curtis
31 May 2018

Good reminder to be ethical about what we do.

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Wendy Noye
21 May 2018


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Leone Knight
27 Apr 2018

Good topic.

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Wadzana Nollie HWATA
30 Mar 2018

Good presentation and very informative

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Michele Selby
29 Mar 2018

this is an important subject matter.

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Petra Wollermann
13 Jan 2018

Interesting update

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Lynette hodder
23 Nov 2017

the educator was engaging

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Total Rating(s)  12
Published06 November 2017
Expires12 October 2020
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