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Transcript of HS812
Ethical and Legal Issues in Advanced Practice
What is Ethics
From the Greek word 'ethikos'
Branch of philosophy that deals with moral dimensions
of behaviour, acting, decision making
Ethics is not ....
Ethical issues in practice
What do NZ nurses say ...
What do international nurses say ...
What do student nurses say ...
How do you make ethical decisions ...
Gut / Initial reaction
Experience / Intuition
History of Nursing Ethics
When you were faced with an ethical issue .....
how did you react ...
who did you talk to ...
what was done about it ...
how do you feel about the situation now ...
what would you do differently ...
Health Care Law
When things don't go quite right ... or really wrong
Human Rights Commissioner
Decision Making Models
The Probationer, Uniform, Night
Duty and the Care of the Patient
Where do they come from?
Live by .. Fight for .. Die For
Values in Nursing
New Zealand's Unique Medico-Legal Environment
Property and Family Law
Public Health Law
Human Rights Leglislation
Health & Disability Commissioner Act 1994 & HDC Code of Rights
Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003
Accident Compensation Act 2001
Health and Disability Commissioners Act 1994
Purpose: promote and protect the rights of all health & disability service users
Provide a fair, simple, efficient way to resolve complaints
Accident Compensation Act
Purpose: to enhance public good, reinforce social contract, manage personal injury, provide a fair & sustainable system
No fault system
Focus on physical injury
Bars civil ligitation
HPCA Act 2003
Purpose: to protect the health and safety of members of the public and ensure competency of health professionals
restricted use of names, words, titles, initials, abbreviations or descriptions relating to HP
no person may claim or imply they are a registered HP if they are not
offenses of the act punishable on conviction by a fine up to $10,000
Parts & Sections
Part Two: sets out conditions that a HP must meet in order to practice
Part Three: provides mechanisms for improving competence
Part Four: establishment of PCC by authorities
What is it ...
What happens when it happens ...