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Lecture Overview

Concise documentation offers a clear picture of the progress – or lack of progress – of a patient’s condition. Conversely, a lack of clear documentation can only muddy records of your actions, even if you've performed perfectly in every other area of your practice. Learn from several case studies that show how documentation can, in some cases, literally be the difference between life and death.


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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


43 Total Rating(s)
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Suzannah Tonkin
22 Jan 2020

This speaker is brilliant. She forward valuabe information simply, easily understandable and concise.

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Kylie Trotter
18 Jan 2020

Informative talk

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Pearl Hampshire
10 Oct 2019

very good.

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Margaret Smith
31 May 2019

Short, necessary articulate information. Sad, challenging and a good presentation.

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Chantelle Marie Chessell-Curcuruto
27 May 2019


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Amanda Hislop
14 May 2019

Very informative.

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Carmel Therese Hyland
12 May 2019


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Jenny Turton
10 May 2019

Great reminder of the importance to log out

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Karin Larter
08 May 2019

Very informative

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Jessica Hancock
21 Mar 2019

Relevant and a reminder how important documentation and safety is.