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Rules for Organ Donation and Force Feeding

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Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute

Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas. As a Lawyer and Clinician this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers. Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition.

Course Content

Nurses are often asked by patients and families about organ donation but few have actually worked in situations where the rules about donation are clearly understood.  While they do have a grasp of the essentials when faced with queries they are at a loss to explain the options and limitations that may affect a decision to donate tissue or organs.

The need for artificial feeding and the line between force feeding can, in patient care situations be troublesome.  Knowing the rights of clients to refuse nutrition and the obligations for making decisions about implementing and maintaining feeding regimes that are distressing or ineffective can lessen anxiety and conflict in care situations. 

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the legal issues surrounding organ donation
  • Investigate the options and limitations that affect organ donation decisions
  • Explore the concept of force feeding
  • Understand patients rights
Rules for Organ Donation and Force Feeding
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Education Provider
1 hour
CPD Points
1 cpd
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