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Cover image for lecture: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Bedside Handover

Lecture Overview

The issue of bedside handover is currently a hotly-debated topic in healthcare. Based on the ethical principles of confidentiality and privacy, just what can be said at the bedside? Join Dr Linda Starr for this fascinating talk on critical ethical principles, and learn what to do and what not to do with many examples from real-life breaches.


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Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. See Educator Profile


39 Total Rating(s)
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Chia Tzu Lu
10 Mar 2020

very helpful. refresh the bedside manner.

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Clare Morcom
18 Feb 2020

The content is appropriate and informative. It covered the major aspects of the topic with examples that emphasized how confidentiality etc can and has been breached. The nursing focus on bedside handover and maintaining confidentiality is one of our most important daily activities

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Sharayah Bishop
29 Dec 2019

well done

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Rubi Chauhan
17 Dec 2019

very good

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Kylie Lalor
02 Nov 2019

Informative and interesting - case studies examples really put it into perspective.

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Jenny Turton
25 May 2019

Excellent talk, great examples and very relevant, thank you

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Lou Jamila
23 Apr 2019

Very relevant to my job and practice.

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Alison James
23 Jan 2019

reinforced my knowledge

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Taleisha King
30 Jul 2018

Very interesting case studies

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Anna-lee Killen
04 Jul 2018