|1.||Explain and demonstrate understanding of ethical and legal terminology and abbreviations relevant to paramedic practice;|
|2.||Locate relevant and important legislation, legal concepts and case law and discuss them with application to paramedic practice;|
|3.||Examine ethical governance and the core bioethical principles relevant to contemporary health care provision and apply a framework for ethical decision making;|
|4.||Analyse fundamental patient rights including autonomy, consent, refusal of treatment, privacy and confidentiality and their application in paramedic practice;|
|5.||Discuss and analyse the legal and ethical obligations surrounding paramedic work from an industrial and professional perspective including occupational health and safety, complaints and the role of the Health Services Commissioner, negligence and liability, ambulance service governance and emergency management, use of drugs and driving emergency vehicles;|
|6.||Discuss and examine the legal and ethical obligations surrounding vulnerable patients including end-of-life care, child protection and mandatory reporting, victims of sexual assault and mental health patients.|
|Test||Quizzes (30 minutes)||20%|
|Essay||Ethical Dilemma Essay (1000 words)||40%|
|Case Study||Case Based Theory Assessment (60 minutes)||40%|
Emergency law : Rights, liabilities and duties of emergency workers and volunteers (4th ed.)
Eburn, M. (2013)
Annandale, N.S.W.: The Federation Press
Applied paramedic law and ethics : Australia and New Zealand
Townsend, R., & Luck, M. (2014)
Chatswood, NSW Elsevier Australia
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