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Details
CPD46m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)17
Published03 July 2019
Updated03 July 2019
Reviewed02 January 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

All professionals registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have a duty to comply with mandatory reporting legislation.

Topics

  • What is mandatory reporting?
  • Who does it apply to?
  • When should you report abuse?
  • The authorities that are involved.
  • Consequences of failing to comply with mandatory reporting legislation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know when it is mandatory for you to report a situation of concern to a third party.
  • Know to whom a mandatory report should be referred.
  • Be familiar with relevant legislation for your jurisdiction in Australia.
  • Correctly document a mandatory report.

Target Audience

RNs, RMs, ENs, paramedics, all other healthcare professionals.

Validation of Learning

  1. Evidence that you have read relevant legislation relating to your jurisdiction;
  2. Documentation that you have read the relevant ‘Code of Practice’ of your profession;
  3. Review of the policies and procedures in your workplace.

Disclosure

This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.

Educator

Portrait of Linda Starr
Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.

Details
CPD46m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)17
Published03 July 2019
Updated03 July 2019
Reviewed02 January 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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4.5

17 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer Small
16 Jul 2019

Well presented and informative

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Helen Wynyard
15 Jul 2019

This resource was excellent. I am now confident I can fulfil my role as a registered nurse more successfully having used this resource to update my skills on mandatory reporting.

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Stephen Spreadborough
14 Jul 2019

very informative, good scenarios that made it relevant

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Melanie Frahn
12 Jul 2019

Very well put together and presented. Easy to follow and understand.

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Michelle gilfoyle
11 Jul 2019

Excellent. Well presented and memorable.

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Pamela Boyd
11 Jul 2019

Very informative and worthwhile, be encouraged to advocate for your patient and to not shy away from reporting child abuse/domestic violence/firearms/ professional misconduct. In Australia-only NT has legislation that stipulates reporting of domestic abuse. Only SA and NT have firearm legislation in Australia. All registered health professionals must report concerns re conduct of health professionals. So it was a very interesting lecture with lots of gems available to us.

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Donna Jones
11 Jul 2019

Appropriate for my level of care in the profession of Nursing

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Karen Lyons
11 Jul 2019

Recommend this module and found it to be clear and concise.

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Felicity Berriman
11 Jul 2019

very informative

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Jessica Walker
10 Jul 2019

This online learning was engaging through the use of videos and multiple choice questions. It covered relavant literature and supporting evidence.