The Legal Implications of Nursing Practice 

17 – 25 September 2021 | Cruising the South Pacific Departing Sydney

Phone: 07 4153 4215
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Phone: 02 6674 2577
Email: [email protected]

The Legal Implications of Nursing Practice 

24 CPD Hours


Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below. If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

The law is held up to Nurses as a big stick that is used to create an environment of fear. What you will find in this conference is the knowledge and skill required to navigate the legal implications of the workplace and practice with certainty.

Dr Pam Savage has a formidable reputation, as a Registered Nurse and Barrister, in her ability to translate the legal ramifications of health service delivery to the practical application in the Nursing setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess how the legal system influences the provision of health services and professional practice in Australia through health care legislation and common law.
  • Analyse aspects of health practice and policy from an ethical and legal standpoint.
  • Discuss how various laws, professional standards, and legislative requirements are incorporated into daily nursing practice.
  • Apply legal and professional standards to situations in order to make safe and effective decisions for safe practice

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:

Dr Pam Savage

R.N., Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc, MACN

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.

A major focus of her current work has been designing undergraduate and postgraduate law courses for Nurses and community health workers.  As a regular contributor to the Nurses for Nurses Network, her blogs and webinars address issues of professional and legal governance that have relevance to Nurses working in many environments.

Conference Program:

The program content is provided by expert Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations delivered in the Conference Room and there is the online library which is open one month prior to the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter/s which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

day one:

17 Sept 2021 | Sydney

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to destination.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

day two:

18 Sept 2021 | At Sea | conference day

This is a full conference day including the following CPD sessions:

  • Do not Underestimate how much we already Know
  • What are the key areas of Law that can affect Nurses?
  • Why we need to Understand the Tort of Negligence
  • Applying Concepts of Negligence to real-world Experiences
  • Consent
  • Review and question session

    day three:

    19 Sept 2021 | At Sea | conference day

    This is a full conference day including the following CPD sessions:

    • Fraudulent and criminal Nursing Actions
    • What are the legal, cultural requirements and Nursing Responsibilities after a Death?
    • Scope of Practice
    • Coronial Inquiries and Investigations
    • Professional Boundaries and Boundary Crossings
    • Review and question session 

    day four:

    20 Sept 2021 | Mare Island

    Wild by nature, the island’s landscapes effortlessly combine the spectacle of steep cliffs and dense, dark forests with fine sand coves and impressive rocky headlands. Quite unlike anywhere else, the scenery provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to explore what makes Maré Island so unique.

    day five:

    21 Sept 2021 | mystery island

    Mystery Island. A little secret gem off Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. Only reachable by cruise ship. If you’ve got a day to spend there, there is plenty to do.

    Wander through the beach village markets and meet the friendly happy locals selling sarongs, postcards and other island trinkets. There’s a large open-air braiding hut and various food and drink stands. You must try the freshly cooked lobster and banana pie!

    day six:

    22 Sept 2021 | Noumea

    An understated and underappreciated cultural mixing pot, brimming with stunning views, rich food and a turbulent but fascinating history. 

    The mix of both French and local Kanak culture, intermingled with aspects of Vietnamese and Indonesian influence, has created a unique travel experience in Nouméa and New Caledonia.

    day seven:

    23 Sept 2021 | At Sea | conference day

    This is a full conference day including the following CPD sessions:

    • Legal Cases that challenge Nursing
    • Risk Management, Incident Reports and Defensive Documentation
    • Good Samaritan Law
    • The most common Nursing errors
    • Professional Malpractice, Professional Misconduct, Unsatisfactory Conduct
    • Review and question session

      day eight:

      24 Sept 2021 | At Sea | conference day

      This is a full conference day including the following CPD sessions:

      • Dealing with Complaints
      • Behaviours that open the way for Tort Actions
      • Confusing Situations
      • Voluntary and Involuntary Admission
      • Oh no, not another Student to Supervise!
      • Bringing it all together with Final Questions

        Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

        day NINE:

        25 September 2020 | Sydney

        Disembark in Sydney – Safe travels!


        The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Education Governance Committee of the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). The NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses. They believe that the knowledge and skills of an individual Nurse has a huge impact on the success of a patient’s experience in the healthcare system and provide a range of education content to do just that. The education sessions are provided by and in consultation with subject experts with proven experience in their field of speciality.

        Click here to find out more about the NCI Education Governance Committee>>

        Conference  Conveners

        Geoffrey Atwell

        Jason Dawson

        The Venue:

        Carnival Splendor

        Set to call Sydney home as of December 2019, Carnival Splendor will be the newest and largest ship homeported year-round in Australia, the length of three football fields and an impressive 14 decks high and have a capacity of 3,700 guests.

        Active types will appreciate the two pools, & two spas, a sports deck with mini golf, running track and sports courts.

        Let's talk about your accommodation

        Relax in a lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

        All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

        Dining Options

        You've got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

        There is plenty of choice but where to start? Including four new dining options - Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Pizzeria del Capitano and Seafood Shack.

        Relax and Unwind

        Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. We know — sitting at home, it’s hard to imagine that, but trust us — it’s really, really nice to have a place to unwind from the day’s excitement.

        Escape to a world designed, from the ground up, for relaxation. Cloud 9 Spa staff are masters (or, maybe more like artists) trained in the craft of simply helping you chill.

        Enjoy Fabulous on board Entertainment

        Here's your chance to dip a toe into on board entertainment, activities, bars and more… so that when you cruise, you're ready to dive headfirst into the fun.

        There's stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.

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        Look what others have said…

        Dr Savage was a knowledgeable and relatable conference presenter who has a keen mind (and wicked sense of humour!) The content
        was very relevant to practice and thought provoking.


        Legal Implications | PNG

        All sessions were very informative and certainly will be useful in my Nursing practice.


        Nursing and Legal Concepts | The South Pacific

        The presenter [Pam] explained situations & practices which are exactly relevant to nursing. She explained many terms very well, & didn’t focus on jargon at all. Thank you.


        Clinical Realities and Legal Implications | Online Presentation

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        Can I bring the family?

        Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure. Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program.  Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements. Contact the Team at Education at Sea.

        What if I need kid-free time?

        If you only want to mix with adults most ships have an adults only area with entry only available to people over the age of 18. Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean - and disconnect from everything else.

        Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

        We sure can......whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship out Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

        Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

        We can't promise - but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

        Contact the fabulous people at Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577 for more information.

        Costs & Inclusions

        • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
        • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
        • Conference Presenter/s that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
        • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
        • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
        • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
        • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
        • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
        • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
        • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter/s
        • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
        Disclaimer:  The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

        The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

        Registration Cost


        Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.


        This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available.

        Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

        Please note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

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