Short Course in Law and Ethics for Nurses
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 level. The purpose of the course is for nurse practitioners to understand the ethical values and principles of the code of conduct and how the law interprets relevant codes of practice and standards.