This essay will give you the opportunity to develop your understanding of how law, ethics and professional guidelines guide nursing practice. It will allow you to reflect on the values and characteristics of professionalism in the healthcare setting. Completing this essay will also further develop your academic and information literacy skills.
Select one of the three discussion board scenarios (which is listed at bottom of page and highlighted in yellow) identify the main issues inherent in the scenario and make appropriate recommendations to address these issues.
It is expected that your essay will address/contain the following information:
- Your immediate and subsequent actions as the witnessing nurse (these actions need to be supported by literature)
- An overview of the relevant sections of the Australian National Competency Standards that apply and why
- The possible legal/ethical implications