Nursing in a legal and ethical environment in Australia

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Nursing in a Legal and Ethical Environment in Australia- Part 1 Table of Contents I. Australian Health Care System- Vital Legislation, Regulation 3 II. Regulations that Govern the Advocacy of Patient Rights, Duty of Care 4 III. Discussion of Nurse Responsibilities and Roles Relating to Compliance- Standards of the Profession, Code of Conduct, Ethics Code, Continued Registration 5 IV.


lia or NMBA (AHPRA, 2013; AHPRA, 2013b; ANMAC, 2013). The OH&S Act of 2004 took effect on July 1 2005 with the effect of governing the health and safety of workers in Australia, superseding an older law that had the same name and dating back to 1985. This latter legislation is vital in that it lays the legal framework for worker protection and the securing of that as well as the worker’s health through cooperation between employees and employers and through self-employed individuals and the government and concerned agencies (Australian Legal Information Institute, 2013b). ...
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