School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Risk Mitigation and Ethics for Australian Health ProfessionalsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401240.1

Discipline: NURSING

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Nikki Meller

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have successfully completed 160 credit points of an undergraduate degree in nursing, midwifery, medicine or a health related degree.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit will provide a comprehensive understanding of the ethical standards required by health care professionals when providing patient care with a focus on risk minimisation for patients. Recently litigated cases will be used as case studies to explore ethical dilemmas that health professionals can expect to arise over the course of their professional careers. Knowledge gained will greatly assist health professionals to deliver safe and ethical health care to their patients. Only health professionals regulated in Australia whose professional bodies have designated codes of conduct, codes of professional practice and / or codes of ethics will be utilised in this unit.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to an internet enabled device is essential in order to be able to access course materials; to participate in discussions groups; and to access additional resources provided by the lecturer during the session. See: http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/currentstudents/current_students/services_and_facilities/uwsonline_student_supportfor further information.

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