Free Hand Hygiene Module

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Cover image for lecture: The Use of Restraint - Whose Need is Being Met?

Lecture Overview

Another everyday ethical consideration in healthcare is that of 'restraint'. Both physical and chemical restraint are types that we are familiar with, but did you know there are actually many other forms too? Learn how you can recognise when the use of restraint is appropriate and when it is not, and how to ensure that ultimately you are meeting your patient's needs first.


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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


19 Total Rating(s)
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Margie Weiss
30 May 2019

Well presented.Very informative,both from legal and ethical perspective.

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Paula Huntly
12 May 2019

Very informative knowledgeable lecturer.

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Michael Leahy
11 May 2019

Good information. Well presented.

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tracey lackmann
04 Jun 2018

Excellent and informative Great presenter

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Noeleen Ryan
25 May 2018

Great presentation on all aspects of restraints.

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Kamariah Jumani
14 May 2018

Great presentation

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Jyotsna Pradhan
10 May 2018


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wendy maggay
26 Apr 2018

Engaging and very informative

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Linda Wallwork
11 Apr 2018

Excellent information and well presented.

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Michele Selby
28 Mar 2018