Privacy and confidentiality of practice consultation
CARNA provides confidential consultation to registered nurses, nurse practitioners, health care professionals and the public who seek assistance about issues that affect the delivery of safe, competent, and ethical nursing care.
Personal information and practice consultation information is only disclosed with consent of the individual, or if required by law. Only aggregate and non-identifiable data is reported for CARNA internal use, and a summary report of the review of practice consultations is posted externally to the CARNA website.
As regulated health professionals, the policy and practice consultants must meet the same professional practice expectations outlined in the Health Professions Act, CARNA Practice Standards for Regulated Members and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses as all regulated members of CARNA.
What we can do for you
- Assist you in understanding how legislation, regulation, standards, guidelines and position statements apply to your practice
- Help identify problems, propose a range of viable options, and foster evidence-informed decisions on issues that affect nursing practice, policy, and education in nursing and health care.
- Guide development of problem solving/conflict resolution strategies for use in the practice setting.
- Provide constructive and supportive feedback, focusing on patient safety, interprofessional practice, work environments, etc.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to support a professional practice environment that fosters the delivery of quality patient care.
- Identify trends and issues which affect the delivery of nursing care, and provide information on entry level, graduate, and continuing education for registered nurses.
- Interpret CARNA’s standards and positions to the public, CARNA members, government, and other professionals.
Review of practice consultations
CARNA's policy and practice consultants review their consultations annually to identify emerging trends and issues for nursing and health care. Only aggregate and non-identifiable data is reported.