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Short Course in Law and Ethics for Nurses

18 Ethics Points Only R 998.99 (incl VAT)


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Introduction

There are potential risks that manifest in all areas of nursing care and therefore nurses have a legal and ethical duty surrounding and encompassing all that they do. The Code of Ethics in nursing is the foundation of ethical decision-making and is aimed at informing nurse practitioners and the public of the ethical and moral principles applicable to nurse practitioners in the performance of their duties. Despite this, every year nurses are involved in cases that invariably include a failure of duty of care at some.


Course Content

  • Ethical standards and values that form the foundation for professional code of conduct
  • Legislative framework, standards of practice, competency frameworks, scope of practice of different categories of nurses
  • Ethical principles (social justice, non-maleficence, veracity, fidelity, altruism, caring)
  • Ethical decision-making for practice
  • Patients’ rights
  • Professional conduct
  • Consent
  • Professional misconduct and unethical behaviour (SANC)
  • Ethical dilemmas (termination of pregnancies, trading of products of conception and other human parts; participation in and/or conducting clinical research; providing healthcare and specifically nursing care to vulnerable, stigmatised and marginalised persons)
  • Conscientious objection
  • Conflicts between individual, social and professional values (euthanasia; intimidation and violent acts in the workplace; and participating during strikes and boycotts etc)
  • Situations of conflicting values (diverse cultures, sexual orientation, etc)


Course Highlights

There are potential risks that manifest in all areas of nursing care and therefore nurses have a legal and ethical duty surrounding and encompassing all that they do. The nursing profession’s aim is to protect patient’ health and wellbeing. But doing so doesn’t happen by accident, and it requires thorough understanding of how important ethical guidelines are to our everyday practice. On a regular base nurses face ethical challenges and are confronted with situations where there are competing values and interests. This course addresses the daily ethical challenges that nurses are exposed to and how the law protects patients


Accreditation

Accredited according to the HPCSA Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Professionals for 18 Ethical points on Level 2.


Certification

Pass assessments with 70%


Course Fee

R 998.99 (Including VAT). Normal price R 2 760.00

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