do work that you consider being unsafe or risky. For example, being asked to care for patients in a speciality area that you are unfamiliar with, or being assigned patients who have a highly infectious communicable disease.
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.