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.
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:
The NUR 120 Learning Outcomes addressed by this assignment include:
On completion of this unit a student should be able to:
Write in the third person; avoid personal pronouns such as ‘I’ and ‘you’.
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