Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Fitness to Practise Inquiries and Nursing Negligence Cases: Implications for Community Nursing

It is essential that nurses and midwives understand that to practice safely they must practice within legal and professional standards. This short programme aims to provide nurses and midwives, in community settings, with an understanding of the individual and organisational factors emerging from fitness to practise inquiries and negligence case law.

Please note: The Institute of Community Health Nursing has a formal collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and Research Matters Ltd.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEUs
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with a critical understanding of the requirements of criminal and civil law and ensure that their conduct at all times meets the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2014).
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in recognising opportunities to shape and improve community nursing/public health nursing practice by examining the organisational and individual factors emerging from fitness to practise inquiries and negligence case law.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss the professional and legal issues arising from fitness to practise inquiries and nursing negligence cases.
  • Critically discuss the key learning points arising from the inquiries and legal cases.
  • Critically reflect on how the learning from the day can inform their own practice and lead to improvements in their services.
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