About the course

The risk of harm is inherent in the provision of nursing care. The nurses and the nursing care they provide are judged based on a legal definition for the standard of care for nurses. But, the issues related to regulations, standards and compliance with nurse practice acts and scope of practice is not always well understood. Nurses must understand and comply with the policies and procedures established at their facilities in which the applicable laws and standards will be incorporated. Therefore, the law and regulations that guide and govern nursing practice is to be well known by nurses.

Nurses are also responsible for providing high-quality care for their patients. They are definitely confronted with various ethical challenges in their professional practice. Codes of ethics are the ultimate guidance for nursing as many other professions. The way nurses behave, reflects the image of the organization. It is essential that the nurse has basic knowledge regarding ethical considerations in healthcare.

This course is to expand the knowledge of nurses regarding the legal and ethical issues in nursing, which will help them to encounter clinical situations that require ethical judgment, be familiar with ethical codes of conduct and the essentials of ethical decision making.

Learning Outcomes

  • State legal terms related to nursing practice.
  • Improve evidence based practice and standard of nursing care.
  • Apply the principles of documentation in report writing.
  • Explain the legal concerns in documenting the care and sharing client information or documents.
  • Relate duty of care with legal -ethical aspects of care.
  • Explain the importance of legal and regulatory frameworks impacting on nursing practice.
  • Summarise ethical principles that govern nursing.
  • Examine the legal terms that come across while providing care.

CPD Points

2 Points

Duration

2 Hours (Self-Paced)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Legal and Ethical Implications in Nursing

    • Student Handbook - Part 01

    • Student Handbook - Part 02

    • Student Handbook - Part 03

  • 2

    Topic 1: Code of Ethics and Conduct for Nurses

    • Code of Ethics and Conduct for Nurses - Part 01

    • Ethical Issues in Nursing Series: Respect

    • Code of Ethics and Conduct for Nurses - Part 02

  • 3

    Topic 2: Legal and Regulatory Requirements

    • Legal And Regulatory Requirements - Part 01

    • Negligence and Malpractice

    • Legal And Regulatory Requirements - Part 02

    • Assault and Battery

    • Legal And Regulatory Requirements - Part 03

    • Legal Issues In Nursing

    • Workplace Safety Video Nursing

    • Legal And Regulatory Requirements Part - 04

    • Role of Nurses in Screening for Domestic Violence

    • Legal And Regulatory Requirements Part - 05

    • Mandatory Reporting for Child Protection

    • Legal And Regulatory Requirements - Part 06

    • Do Nurses Need Disability Insurance?

    • Legal And Regulatory Requirements - Part 07

  • 4

    Topic 3: Ethical Considerations in Nursing

    • Ethical Considerations In Nursing - Part 01

    • Moral Theories - Principles of Bioethics

    • Ethical Considerations In Nursing - Part 02

    • Open Disclosure

    • Ethical Considerations In Nursing - Part 03

    • How to Manage a Healthcare Complaint

    • Ethical Considerations In Nursing - Part 04

    • Informed consent

    • Ethical Considerations In Nursing - Part 05

  • 5

    Topic 4: Privacy and Confidentiality

    • Privacy And Confidentiality - Part 01

    • Informed Consent

    • Privacy And Confidentiality - Part 02

    • Confidentiality and Privacy

    • Privacy And Confidentiality - Part 03

  • 6

    Topic 5: Nursing Documentation

    • Nursing Documentation - Part 01

    • Importance of documentation

    • Nursing Documentation - Part 02

    • Documentation: Essentials of Nursing Documentation

    • Nursing Documentation - Part 03

    • Don't Erase What is Recorded

    • Nursing Documentation - Part 04

  • 7

    Topic 6: Report Writing

    • Report Writing - Part 01

    • Documentation tips for Nurses

    • Report Writing - Part 02

    • Working Nurse | Detailed Documentation & Why?

    • Report Writing - Part 03

  • 8

    Medication Administration and Calculation Journal Articles

    • A proto-code of ethics and conduct for European nurse directors

    • Child Abuse and Neglect: Mandatory Reporting for EMS Providers

    • Complaints, claims, 'negligence' and the practice nurse

    • Nurse prescribing and vicarious liability

    • Cultural aspects related to informed consent in health research: A systematic review

    • Law of consent in healthcare

    • Rising with accurate documentation to shine in the justice system

    • Understanding confidentiality in health care

    • Open disclosure: ethical, professional and legal obligations, and the way forward for regulation

  • 9

    Legal and Ethical Implications in Nursing Assessment

    • TEST

  • 10

    Legal and Ethical Implications in Nursing Evaluation

    • How did we do?