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Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)288
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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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.

Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)288
First Published
Updated06 May 2019
Expires 06 May 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Learning Tools
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Learner Reviews

4.5
288 Total Rating(s)
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Cathie Barrington
16 Oct 2019

learnt things I wasn't aware of which helps with workplace relationships.

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Neil Young
11 Oct 2019

A great presentation which further and reinforced my understanding of the subject

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Cally Berryman
08 Oct 2019

Great session, good overview, well presented

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Donna Webster
27 Sep 2019

It is a great refresher for standards of care,duty of care and the implications which could result if negligence occurs.

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Linda Crockett
25 Sep 2019

Informative and useful.

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Vanessa Beattie
23 Sep 2019

Clear and concise

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Jaimie Collard
23 Sep 2019

Easy to understand legalities and responsibilities in reference to duty of care.

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Theebatharsini Theebatharsini
21 Sep 2019

Good education

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Angela Tomaras
21 Sep 2019

great

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Sharon whitaker
17 Sep 2019

very informative.