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Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)255
Published06 May 2019
Expires06 May 2021
Review Due06 November 2020
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

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Educator

Portrait of Linda Starr
Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.

Details
CPD30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)255
Published06 May 2019
Expires06 May 2021
Review Due06 November 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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255 Total Rating(s)

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Elle Stanford
16 Jul 2019

It was a good source of learning material

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Tanya Gough
14 Jul 2019

I found this a great topic. It is easy to get caught up in our busy work load and 'assume' that we know what a medication order says. It makes much more sense to clarify before giving to the patient and causing an incident for the patient, yourself and the employer.

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Anne ridgway
12 Jul 2019

Current and up to date It would be great to see an example used for mental health.

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Sarina Lyne
12 Jul 2019

Informative session which was clear & precise.

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Rory Tanner
11 Jul 2019

Short, succinct.

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Albert Rowley
02 Jul 2019

The pace of the presentation was good. I had time to write notes and reflect upon them.

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Natsuko Okai
01 Jul 2019

Basic knowledge

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Megha Raturi
30 Jun 2019

very explanatory and easy to understand with good examples

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Kylie Diehm
30 Jun 2019

I found this course very useful as a refresher since I am about to enter the workforce in a voluntary capacity after being off sick for four years.

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Raelene King
29 Jun 2019

The Duty of Care training could be delivered a little more relevantly. I would suggest offering several scenarios to choose from/ contextualising it to the area of nursing one is involved. We are not all emergency nurses.