Advocating for Your Patients

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Lecture Overview

Nurse-turned-lawyer Pierre Baume has a viewpoint on nursing legalities like no other. With a rich history in both mental health nursing and Law, Pierre is able to explain issues such as advocacy in a way that ensures your actions will be 'by the book'. In this passionate and bold talk, Pierre explains the fundamentals of advocacy, and how you can best affect change in your workplace.


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Pierre Baume

Pierre Baume is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and practises in the areas of health law, family law, and commercial law. He has also worked as a senior academic in several universities across Australia. Until 2012, he was a senior academic at Monash University where he taught mental health, law, and ethics. Pierre is a Director of the St Kilda Legal Service and past vice chair of the Mental Health Legal Centre. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, Pierre spent 25 years in the health industry, both as clinician and administrator. He is the founding director of the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention and Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Griffith University. He has published and presented over 100 papers nationally and internationally. See Educator Profile