HLTENN041 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

Short Answers

  1. Briefly describe how the following Legislation and Regulations impact nursing practice (25-50 words each)
    • 1.1: Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth)
    • 1.2: My Health Records Act 2012 (Commonwealth)
    • 1.3: Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)
    • 1.4: Criminal Code Act 1995 (Commonwealth):
    • 1.5: Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (Commonwealth):
  2. What are the legal and ethical parameters that apply to professional nursing practice?
  3. Briefly describe the functions of the coroner in relation to a healthcare event (25-50 words).
  4. Identify and outline two legal requirements you must apply when writing nursing reports.
  5. Give a definition for each of the following legal and professional issue
    • 5.1: Consent, restraint, assault, and battery
    • 5.2:Duty of care, negligence, and vicarious liabilit
    • 5.3:Scope of practice (the legal and professional boundaries imposed upon you as a nurse)
    • 5.4:Advocacy (the nurseas role as an advocate for the client)
    • 5.5:Documentation
    • 5.6: ethics, bioethics, and nursing ethics
    • 5.7: The coroner
  6. Briefly discuss ethical issues associated with the following situations (25-50 words).
    • 6.1: Abortion
    • 6.2:Tissue transplantation and organ donation
    • 6.3:Reproductive technology
    • 6.4:Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Dying
    • 6.5:Restraint
    • 6.6: Advanced care directive
  7. For a patientas consent to be valid, several criteria will need to be met. Briefly describe two requirements of obtaining valid consent.
  8. Explain the difference between Implied Consent and Expressed Consent. Give examples to distinguish between the two forms of consent.
  9. Briefly explain your understanding of continuing professional education with two (2) examples.
  10. You must use correct common legal terms associated with the Nursing practice and correctly interpret their meaning. Describe the following legal terms:
    • 10.1: Statute law
    • 10.2: Common law
    • 10.3: Civil law
    • 10.4: Precedent
    • 10.5: Law of torts
    • 10.6: Negligence
    • 10.7: Trespass
    • 10.8: Assault
    • 10.9: Clinical incapacity
    • 10.10: False imprisonment
    • 10.11:Defamation
    • 10.12: Vicarious liability
    • 10.13: Defendant
    • 10.14: Plaintiff
    • 10.15: Harassment
    • 10.16: Expert witness
    • 10.17: Coronial Inquest
  11. Briefly describe or use a diagram to explain the Australian Court Hierarchy.
  12. You noticed that the nurse allocated to take care of residents on the west wing is not attending to the call bell requests made by residents. You asked the nurse why the call bells were not answered. The nurse asked you to ignore it. Describe two professional aspects breached by the nurse in this scenario (25-50 words).
  13. Briefly explain the meaning of the following:
    • 13.1: Power of attorney
    • 13.2: Living wills
    • 13.3: Guardianship
  14. Briefly describe the following legal and ethical matters.
  15. Briefly describe the role of the following nursing regulatory, industrial, and professional bodies (25-50 words each).
    • 15.1: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
    • 15.2: Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)
  16. Cultural safety is about creating an environment that is safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Briefly explain how you create an environment that is safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. (50-100 words)
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What is open disclosure? Identify the role of Enrolled Nurses and other healthcare workers in relation to open disclosure. In your response, consider referring to the legal and ethical requirements set around open disclosure processes by referring to the research literature (150-200 words).