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Lecture Overview

What if you suspect a patient in your care has suffered abuse or if a colleague on shift is smelling of alcohol? In a situation like this, what is your legal responsibility? Barrister with the Victorian Bar (and registered nurse), Pierre Baume, delivers this in depth review of your legal obligations when it comes to mandatory reporting and advocating for your patient.


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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


24 Total Rating(s)
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Rowena Graff
29 May 2018

Informative. Very helpful.

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Princess Abigail Vero
27 May 2018


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27 May 2018


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Mark James
27 May 2018


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Cathy Cain
22 May 2018

The Educator was eady to listen to.

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17 May 2018


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17 May 2018


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Maureen Boldiston
16 May 2018

Very interesting. Would have appreciated more viewing of the screen board

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Barbara Clare Affleck
15 May 2018

interesting presentation

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Efstathia Stanitsas
13 May 2018

Very informative. Great Lecture.