Articulate and define the Nursing and Midwifery Board Aust Competency Standards, Codes of Ethics and Codes of Practice for the Registered Nurse.

ESSAY PURPOSE

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.

ESSAY QUESTION

Select one of the three discussion board scenarios.

THIS ONE (which is Case 1).

One of the students you are on placement with turns up for their shift and is obviously under the influence of alcohol.

As the witnessing nurse what is your immediate action?

What must you do following this?

Which sections of the Australian Registered Nurse Standards for Practice apply here and why?

What are the possible legal/ethical implications?

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:

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