The Health Care : Australia And The Philippines

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INTRODUCTION The law creates the order in the health care system structure. To maintain the order, strict regulation must be adhered. To follow ethical principles, living with guidelines is also a necessity. To uphold the quality of care and ethical considerations in nursing, mandatory policies should be legalised. Therefore, it is vital that health care professionals are deemed competent and qualified. Registered Nurses in Australia are regarded as experts in their area of specialisation. Being reputable in global health care, Australia’s hospitals and aged care facilities such as the Alpine Health is designed to be utilising state-of-the-art facilities. The first part of the essay intends to discuss the effects of the health care…show more content…
Regulatory Impacts in Australian Health Care The system of health care in Australia is multidimensional and is regulated by regulating bodies. The national body for all health practitioners is the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) which manages all health boards including Nursing (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, 2014). The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council ANMAC (2014) identified the nursing and midwifery issues involving the registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students that are dealt by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Some of these issues are the handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings as well as developing standards and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession. In addition, ANMAC accredits and monitors all educational programmes that can lead to registration of nurses in Australia (ANMAC, 2014). A single National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (National Scheme) was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) for registered health practitioners. The National Scheme is implemented by the National Boards that is supported by AHPRA. Several professions are currently regulated by a matching National Board, such as the nurses, midwives and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners (AHPRA, 2016). According to Occupational Health and Safety Act 2007, health, safety and welfare of employees and
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