Lecture Overview

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.




27 Total Rating(s)

Very interesting case studies

Taleisha King
30 Jul 2018


Anna-lee Killen
04 Jul 2018


31 May 2018

Good examples

shannon Rasmussen
30 May 2018

Extremely informative.Wonderfully presented.

Anna Medley
26 May 2018

Well presented and educational

Joanne Melissa Deiparine
24 May 2018

Good session

Devika Nandanimala
23 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.

Frances Browne
16 May 2018

Very interesting.

Kylie McDean
15 May 2018

Very knowledgeable teacher.

Sadia ibrahim
07 May 2018

Informative and good warning.Needed.

Marian Soares
03 May 2018

many thanks - informative

Helen Ross
28 Apr 2018

Was very quickly said. Seemed rushed.

Maree Findlay
18 Apr 2018

Very helpful

Carley Monk
18 Apr 2018

The Educator was very informative and made this lecture more interesting with case studies.

Jennifer Margaret Polglase
02 Apr 2018

Very good lecture. Breaches of confidentiality happen at bedside handovers everyday.

Michele Selby
24 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.

Jenny Goldsmith
20 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.

Elloise Fitzpatrick
18 Mar 2018


Maureen Huggins
25 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.

Renu Renu
06 Feb 2018

Linda is a great presenter, always engaging.

Natasha Cocker
21 Jan 2018


Jenny Coburn
30 Dec 2017

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

Kathleen Donald
20 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.

Jessica Fullerton
18 Dec 2017

Excellent resource

Tracey Pattie
16 Dec 2017

Fascinating perspective on the confidentiality issues of the bed side handover.

Ruth Cash
08 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

pauline Sheppard
06 Dec 2017

Excellent. As always Linda Starr is concise, up-to-date and informative.

Allyson Pyne
05 Dec 2017

Very interesting. the casestudies were very interesting.

suzanne roslyn mason
04 Dec 2017