This introductory workshop will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant health-related legislation to protect your client’s rights. Aotearoa has several pieces of legislation that impact access to mental health services and influence the care and treatment provided by these services. You will explore the legislation in place to protect the rights of those accessing services and how those laws give power to the state in particular circumstances.
Gain a basic understanding of each piece of legislation in relation to its application in their work with others
The Mental Health (CAT) Act 1992
The Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003
The Privacy Act 1993
Discrimination and Human Rights Acts
In exploring those Acts you will develop your knowledge to ensure you are managing your individual role within the boundaries of this legislation
1. Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
3. Working with whānau
5. Challenging discrimination
6. Applying law, policy and standards
7. Maintaining professional and personal development
Chris is a registered nurse by profession with a background in mental health. She has over 25 years' experience in health/disability sectors. Her education portfolio includes mental health, disability, ethics and boundaries, communication and de-escalation, collaborative note writing, and culturally safe practice. Her PhD explored the mental health inpatient experiences of people with intellectual disability and she continues to publish on this and other topics including cultural diversity/cultural safety. She is currently Director and primary Consultant for ‘Pumahara Consultants, Personal and Professional Development Specialists’ and holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer role with The University of Queensland as well as other teaching roles with Universities around New Zealand and Australia.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided
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