An uncomfortable interface. Medicines legislation and its impact on the delivery of healthcare by registered nurses in very remote Australia: A mixed-methods study
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Master of Public Health
School of Medical and Health Sciences
Registered Nurses (RNs) play a critical role in very remote Australia (VRA), where they enable timely access to medicines. This mixed-methods study examined legislation, knowledge, attitudes, and practices of RNs regarding the use of medicines and the law in VRA. Current legislation is inconsistent and confusing regarding authorised roles for RNs, and most have likely practised outside the law in the provision of medicines. There is a lack of evidence regarding the safety, quality, and consumer perspectives on RNs working throughout the complete medicines management cycle in VRA. Significant legislative and workforce reform is required to enable lawful practice.
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Pennington, K. R. (2023). An uncomfortable interface. Medicines legislation and its impact on the delivery of healthcare by registered nurses in very remote Australia: A mixed-methods study. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/2619