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Legal Considerations When Nursing Older People - Part 1

Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Presenter: Pierre Baume
Listening Time: 45 Mins
Date Added: 17/02/2017
Date Recorded: 17/06/2016
Date Reviewed:
Event: Aged Care Clinical Nursing Skills
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Topics: Legal

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This is a general session that will discuss the ever-present shadow of the law and its application when those in your care are old, frail and/or vulnerable.

Topics covered

  • A discussion of the legal consideration 'duty of care' and your responsibilities
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Omitting to provide care - e.g. when a person with diabetes is not properly reviewed and monitored
  • Using restraint or locking doors to prevent a person from leaving a residential facility etc.

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Presenter Biographies

Pierre is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and practises in the areas of health law, family law and commercial law. He has also worked as a senior academic in several universities across Australia. Until 2012 he was a senior academic at Monash University where he taught mental health, law and ethics. Pierre is a Director of the St Kilda Legal Service and past vice chair of the Mental Health Legal Centre. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, Pierre spent 25 years in the health industry both as clinician and administrator. He is the founding director of the Australian Institute for Suicide Resea...

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