Privacy, Confidentiality, and Bedside Handover

31m of CPD
Linda Starr
11 October 2017

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.


Linda Starr


Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.


Taleisha King30 Jul 2018
Very interesting case studies

Anna-lee Killen04 Jul 2018

XIAO YANG31 May 2018

shannon Rasmussen30 May 2018
Good examples

Anna Medley26 May 2018
Extremely informative.Wonderfully presented.

Joanne Melissa Deiparine24 May 2018
Well presented and educational

Devika Nandanimala23 May 2018
Good session

Frances Browne16 May 2018
Very useful and informative. What can and cannot be said at the bedside and general reminders of how easily confidentiality can be breached.

Kylie McDean15 May 2018
Very interesting.

Sadia ibrahim07 May 2018
Very knowledgeable teacher.

Marian Soares03 May 2018
Informative and good warning.Needed.

Helen Ross28 Apr 2018
many thanks - informative

Maree Findlay18 Apr 2018
Was very quickly said. Seemed rushed.

Carley Monk18 Apr 2018
Very helpful

Jennifer Margaret Polglase02 Apr 2018
The Educator was very informative and made this lecture more interesting with case studies.

Michele Selby24 Mar 2018
Very good lecture. Breaches of confidentiality happen at bedside handovers everyday.

Jenny Goldsmith20 Mar 2018
This learning activity was easy to understand and apply to my nursing practice. It gave excellent examples to assist in understanding the concepts covered.

Elloise Fitzpatrick18 Mar 2018
This was an interesting video about what exactly privacy and confidentialiy entails. It highlighted just how easy it is to breach the confidentiality of patients at the bedside.

Maureen Huggins25 Feb 2018

Renu Renu06 Feb 2018
Make us clear the way of keep privacy and confidentiality of the patient.And helps to get rid of what to do or not at the bedside of patient.

Natasha Cocker21 Jan 2018
Linda is a great presenter, always engaging.

Jenny Coburn30 Dec 2017

Kathleen Donald20 Dec 2017
Thank you for the clear outline of what is legally acceptable in confidentiality and bedside handover

Jessica Fullerton18 Dec 2017
Interesting presentation but not as practical in a real sense. Minimal information about how to address difficulties in maintaining confidentiality with bedside handover in a ward setting.

Tracey Pattie16 Dec 2017
Excellent resource

Ruth Cash08 Dec 2017
Fascinating perspective on the confidentiality issues of the bed side handover.

pauline Sheppard06 Dec 2017
this was a very timely lecture, and I believe the case studies provided an excellent reminder about the issues of confidentiality and privacy

Allyson Pyne05 Dec 2017
Excellent. As always Linda Starr is concise, up-to-date and informative.

suzanne roslyn mason04 Dec 2017
Very interesting. the casestudies were very interesting.

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