Dr William McBride – Ethics

Dr William McBride – Ethics

As often happens I experienced an intersection between two issues.  I was researching nursing ethics and then read an article published by the ABC written by Dr Norman Swan revisiting his experience of and knowledge about Dr McBride who had recently died (29 June...
Social Media and Unsatisfactory Conduct

Social Media and Unsatisfactory Conduct

As often happens a number of discussions and research came together to prompt me to consider a particular matter. I had been given a copy of the Courier Mail article of Sunday January 28th headlined “Anti-vax nurses face music- Disciplinary action possible after...
Nursing – The Law & Giving Advice

Nursing – The Law & Giving Advice

I was asked about giving information to clients that may be controversial or which differs from the facility policies and practices.  This seemed fairly straightforward at the time; nurses have an ethical obligation to advocate for clients and all health practitioners...