legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

Diploma Nursing
Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

1. Your grade for unit HLTENN008 will be based on the completion of this journal and workplace
2. Please see individual activities for marks. Total mark = 100%
3. ALWAYS keep a copy of your work
4. Assignments are to be submitted by the due date
5. Write all answers in the space provided

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Diploma Nursing HLT54115

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HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

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Journal Activity 1: Introduction to the law
(Total 5 marks)
1. How would you define ‘the law’?
2. Why is it important to have an understanding of the law and its impact on nursing practices?

Journal Activity 2: Current legal issues related to health
(Total 12 marks: 3 mark each question)
Define and give an example of each of the following current issues in health care
• Duty of care

• Negligence

• Advocacy

• Defamation

Journal Activity 3: Confidentiality
(Total 9 marks: 3 marks each section)
Use the information from the Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses to complete the following statement. Include at least three points.
As an enrolled nurse I can protect client information and ensure confidentiality is maintained by:



Journal Activity 4: Advance care directive
(Total 5 marks)
In your own words outline why advance care planning is important and what is the relevance for the enrolled nurse.

Journal Activity 5: Advance care directive viewpoints
(Total 5 marks)
Discuss the different views that were raised in the video regarding the care that was being delivered to Mrs Harris.