Utilising case studies to understand the Australian Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and the importance of Ethics in decision making.

Feb 15, 2024

Utilising case studies to understand the Australian Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and the importance of Ethics in decision making.

Nursing

Task: Utilising case studies to understand the Australian Registered Nurse Standards for Practice and the importance of Ethics in decision making.
Value: 40%
Assessment format: Written response
Due date: See submission point
The submission link open on 7/3/22
Length: 2000 words +/- 10%.
The reference list is NOT included in the word count.
The NUR 131 Learning Outcomes addressed by this assignment include how to:
1. Explain the role and responsibilities of the registered nurse as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to attain culturally safe and quality health outcomes.
2. Discuss and reflect on the Registered Nurse standards and scope of practice in relation to other nursing and healthcare roles.
3. Discuss legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse in diverse healthcare settings including mental health, aged care, remote health and medication management.
4. Identify and respond to legal and ethical issues in professional nursing practice in alignment with NSQHS standards.

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Please answer all questions.
Question 1
Word count recommendation: 500 words
Watch the following dramatized video clip and answer the two questions.
Refer to specific standards to support your point.

Nurse Jackie Season 6 Episode 7 Clip Rat on a Cheeto – YouTube
1. Identify the actions of the nurses which may breach the Registered Nurses Standard of Practice, and why.
2. Analyse the professional and cultural factors which may contribute to a nurse’s willingness to breach the RN code of conduct.

Question 2
Word count recommendation: 500 words
Read the newspaper article about a nurse in a community clinic and answer the two questions.
WA COVID: Charges dropped against ‘anti-vaxxer’ Perth nurse accused of pretending to administer COVID-19 jab (watoday.com.au)
1. Identify and discuss which NHQHS standards the nurse’s alleged conduct has breached.
Refer to 2 specific standards in support of your point.

2. “Ms Hartmann Benz was granted bail on the strict conditions that she was not to practice as a registered nurse or administer any more COVID vaccinations or contact any patients or employees where she administered vaccines.”

Discuss whether AHPRA was correct in preventing the nurse from working while the legal decision was being made.

Question 3
Read the article and answer the three questions.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/he-was-drooling-it-wasn-t-normal-residents-strapped-to-a-chair-20190507-p51krf.html

1. Outline the ethical arguments that can be presented for and against restraint in this situation. Word count recommendation: 200 words.
2. Discuss how the inappropriate use of restraints in all forms within the health care sector, can undermine the concepts of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. Word count recommendation: 400 words.
3. Reflect on the concepts outlined in module four, specifically consent, advocacy and truth telling. How could this situation have been handled in a more ethical and professional manner? Word count recommendation: 400 words.

Assignment Two Marking Criteria
You will be assessed on the quality of your written responses and your ability to connect your nursing perspective to the concepts you have studied in this unit.

The following format is recommended:
• Argumentative topic sentence
• Evidence (e.g Nursing standard or codes of ethics)
• Interpretation

Presentation guidelines
• 2000 words +/- 10%.
• Reference list is NOT included in the word count.
• Use of headings and numbers to indicate responses is recommended
(e.g Question 1. 1)
• Format your assessment with size 12 Arial/Calibri or similar font, 1.5 spacing.
• Use CDU APA 7th referencing style 
• Complete the footer with last name_studentnumber_NUR131_ Assessment 
• Complete spelling and grammar check using English (Australia) default

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