The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, emphasises the professional accountability of nurses.

This assignment asks you to consider an ethical dilemma � the decision by registered nurses of refusing a patient allocation. This is a complex decision and may have implications for an individual�s practice as a healthcare professional.

In this assignment you are to address the following:

Is refusing a patient allocation an option for a registered nurse? If so, why? If not, why not?
How you will you respond to complaints made about you to the Director of Nursing and/or Nursing Midwifery Board of Australia as a consequence taking such an action?
In your response you are to critically address the questions with reference to the academic literature and regulatory standards and codes.

There will be NO resubmissions granted for this assessment item.