You witness a nurse perform a procedure on a
patient without consent.
As the witnessing nurse what is your
immediate action? What must you do following this? Which sections of the Australian National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurseapply
here and why? What are the possible legal/ethical implications?
You can find Australian national
Competency standards for the registered nurse
Identify the main issues inherent in this scenario and make
appropriate recommendations to address these issues.
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
APA 6th edition referencingYour reference list should
contain a minimum of 4 quality references that are no older than 5-8 years
reviewed journal articles are your best sources. Avoid non-refereed
sources such as editorials, monthly columns or non-refereed journals