This subject is designed to provide students with an introduction to legal and ethical issues likely to arise in relation to practice as registered nurses. The themes of client autonomy and self-determination, client rights and professional responsibility will be examined within the context of health care delivery.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Available to Bachelor of Nursing students only
* Ethical theory and values. * Structure of Australian legal system, sources of law. * Law affecting nursing practice: tort of negligence, vicarious liability, assault and battery, consent. Legislation relating to the Nurses Act, Poisons Act, Mental Health Act, Occupational Health and Safety, and Guardianship. * Legal and ethical issues pertinent to nursing. * Analysis of legal/professional relationships. * Legal and ethical issues relating to specific health care groups (this includes women, adults, adolescents, children, mentally disturbed, developmentally disabled). * Ethical issues inherent in a range of clinical areas (these may include issues related to developmental disability, palliative care, blood-borne viruses, neonatal intensive care, transplantation units, public health). * Professional Codes of Ethics and Conduct for Nurses.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.