Free Hand Hygiene Module

To ensure all health professionals are best prepared to contain the spread of coronavirus, we at Ausmed have made our Hand Hygiene Module free. We invite you to undertake this 40 minute module.

Cover image for lecture: Legal Ramifications of Missed Nursing Care

Lecture Overview

In this session, Dr Linda Starr analyses several real-life court cases that have involved errors of omission and how they relate to the Code of Conduct and Standards of Care.


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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


53 Total Rating(s)
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Michele Selby
31 Oct 2019

Excellent presentation

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Emily Kaye Price
30 Sep 2019

Beneficial summary of a bigger course.

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Dianne Paddock
22 Sep 2019

Excellent presentation

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michelle carroll
16 Sep 2019

I found this lecture very informative and would like to read up on more of this subject to help me in my daily practice and documentation.

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Zoe Robins
08 Aug 2019


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Karen Church
21 Jul 2019

Well presented as always from Linda.

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Harry Grisdale
15 Jul 2019

Well presented with lots of examples

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louise ann mackie
25 Jun 2019


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Heather Jensen
31 May 2019

Enjoyed this session, the real life examples given are a stark reminder of the repercussions of "not getting it right".

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Rebecca Seymour
31 May 2019

Good example, neeed for review with policy and procedure.