Confronting Ethical Dilemmas - Caring for Prisoners

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Lecture Overview

Behind the bars... it's not somewhere we ever picture ourselves being. But for some nurses, this is their daily reality as a nurse working in corrections. How does one provide care, support and advocacy for their patient when their criminal history has been splashed across the front page of the newspaper? Join Dr Linda Starr for an enlightening look at the ethical dilemmas our corrections colleagues face in their practice.


Portrait of Linda Starr
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