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AMANDEEP KAUR 09623 HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing HLTENN008 Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice Q1. Children and other vulnerable people need special protections: a. List three (3) Victorian and/or federal specific legislation regarding children and young people. Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 Children and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2017 Commission for Children and Young People Act 2012 Working with Children Act 2005 b. Hundreds of applicants apply to work as nurses, child care educators every day. How does the Victorian State legislation ensure the safety of children and vulnerable population against applicants with a history of criminal activity or child molestation? c. Describe what mandatory reporting is, who is required to report, what they are mandated to report. Mandatory Reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement to report any serious cases of abuse or other hazards related to workplace. Risks associated sexual inappropriate behaviours and any other type of abuse and these are reported to the appropriate people. d. Name the legislation that describes mandatory reporting requirements in Victoria. Aged Care Act
AMANDEEP KAUR 09623 e. Refer to the Australian Institute of Family Studies publications and complete the following table regarding the legal and ethical considerations relevant to mandatory reporting in Victoria. One of the columns has been done for you. orted? Physical abuse Sexual abuse If you notice any abuse of children in the workplace or clinic Answer : Code of Ethics for nurses in Australia Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Code of Professional conduct for Nurses Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Q2. Where can you find the following? Q3. A) How does the Mental Health Act of 2014 provide for the development and implementation of codes of practice? Who should report? What must be reported? Abuse and neglect types Legal provision
AMANDEEP KAUR 09623 The Mental Health Act has a number of core principles and objectives, including: assessment and treatment are provided in the least intrusive and restrictive way people are supported to make and participate in decisions about their assessment, treatment and recovery individuals’ rights, dignity and autonomy are protected and promoted at all times priority is given to holistic care and support options that are responsive to individual needs the wellbeing and safety of children and young people are protected and prioritised Carers are recognised and supported in decisions about treatment and care. B) List examples of two (2) Victorian and/or commonwealth legislations, and two (2) standards that apply to mental health.

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