Maximum Work Limit:1600 words (this word limit includes all headings, in-text references, direct quotes, sections of the Codes but excludes the reference list and any cover sheet). Please note there is no 10% leeway. Words exceeding the stipulated word count will not be taken into account. Of course,you may submit with less than 1600 words though.
LWS101-Ethics, Law and Healthcare Assignment-Queensland University of Technology Australia.

Students must:

  • Not copy the facts of the question and include them in your assignment unnecessarily.
  • Not exceed a word count of 1600 words. As noted about there is no leeway of 10% (except that you can submit less than 1600 words). Words exceeding 1600 words will not be marked.
  • Include a cover page with your:
    o Name and student number
    o Word Count. You must identify the exact number of words in your problem-solving exercise. If it is found that you have inaccurately recorded the total number of words, and your assignment is found to be over the word limit, material contained in the body of the assignment that appears over the word limit will not be marked.

Referencing Instructions:

  • Reference in accordance with APA for further information on this referencing style) – but follow the style below for cases/legislation (see also the assignment FAQ document).
  • Attach a complete reference list of sources (not included in the 1600 word limit)

LWS101-Ethics, Law and Healthcare Assignment-Queensland University of Technology Australia.

Referencing Cases:
o When referencing cases in-text, you only need to include the name of the case (e.g. Donoghue v Stevenson).
o In your reference list, you are required to include the full legal citation (e.g. Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562). (Note: If cases are referred to in textbooks, you will sometimes find the full citations in the end notes or footnotes of the relevant chapter of that text, or in the table of cases at the beginning of the book.)

Referencing Legislation:
o To reference legislation in-text, you need to include the name of the Act and section number (e.g. Coroners Act, s 43). In your reference list, you need to use the full legal citation (e.g. Coroners Act 1958 (Qld)). (Note: If legislation is referred to in text books, you will sometimes find the full citation in the end notes or footnotes of the relevant chapter of that text.)
o Referencing the Codes: The Codes are published sources and therefore full references must be provided for the Codes. See for details (APA>Government and Corporate Documents>Professional Standard).

LWS101-Ethics, Law and Healthcare Assignment-Queensland University of Technology Australia.

Formatting Instructions:

  • Do not attach appendices to your problem solving exercise.
  • Use 12 pt, times new roman font with 1.5 spacing.

Please note: Out of fairness to all students, members of the LWS101 teaching team are not able to review drafts of the assignment.

QUESTION
Momo is a registered nurse working in the emergency department of a hospital operated by Queensland Health. A teenager named Olivia presented at the hospital with her mother. Olivia is 17 years old and will turn 18 in two months. When Momo assessed Olivia, she noted that Olivia had an elevated body temperature and a suspected urinary tract infection. Olivia’s mother consented to a urine test. It was determined that Olivia should remain at the hospital for further observation and treatment for her urinary
tract infection. Olivia’s mother then left, apologising that she had to leave for the day to go to work.

LWS101-Ethics, Law and Healthcare Assignment-Queensland University of Technology Australia.

The results of the urine test also revealed that Olivia was pregnant. Momo asked the Olivia if she knew she was pregnant and she responded that she did not. After speaking with Olivia about the pregnancy, Momo noted that Olivia is a mature and thoughtful young woman and that she seems to fully understand her options in terms of continuing with the pregnancy or seeking a termination. When Momo asked Olivia about the baby’s father, Olivia looked embarrassed, became very upset and said it is a boy from school. Momo suggests that she tell Olivia’s parents and, together, they can work out how things should progress, but Olivia looks horrified and refuses. When Momo asks why, Olivia says:

If you tell Mum, she will just cry. And Dad will kill me. Look what he did when I broke a glass the other night! It doesn’t matter anyway; the pregnancy won’t be a problem much longer.

Olivia lifted her shirt sleeve to reveal a nasty haematoma on the inside of her arm. Momo also noticed some swelling around Olivia’s left eye. When she asked how she hurt her eye, Olivia just shrugged and put her head in her hands and said please don’t tell anyone.

LWS101-Ethics, Law and Healthcare Assignment-Queensland University of Technology Australia.

Momo is very concerned about Olivia’s welfare. Momo is unsure whether she should raise Olivia’s pregnancy with her mother and whether she should take any further action about Olivia’s bruising.

Apply the ethical and legal decision-making framework to this scenario