Linda Starr
29 November 2017

Privacy, Confidentiality, and Bedside Handover

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.


04 Jul 2018
31 May 2018
30 May 2018
Good examples
26 May 2018
Extremely informative.Wonderfully presented.
24 May 2018
Well presented and educational
23 May 2018
Good session
16 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.
15 May 2018
Very interesting.
07 May 2018
Very knowledgeable teacher.
03 May 2018
Informative and good warning.Needed.
28 Apr 2018
many thanks - informative
18 Apr 2018
Was very quickly said. Seemed rushed.
18 Apr 2018
Very helpful
02 Apr 2018
The Educator was very informative and made this lecture more interesting with case studies.
24 Mar 2018
Very good lecture. Breaches of confidentiality happen at bedside handovers everyday.
20 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.
18 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.
25 Feb 2018
06 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.
21 Jan 2018
Linda is a great presenter, always engaging.
30 Dec 2017
20 Dec 2017
Thank you for the clear outline of what is legally acceptable in confidentiality and bedside handover
18 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.
16 Dec 2017
Excellent resource
08 Dec 2017
Fascinating perspective on the confidentiality issues of the bed side handover.
06 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
05 Dec 2017
Excellent. As always Linda Starr is concise, up-to-date and informative.
04 Dec 2017
Very interesting. the casestudies were very interesting.

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