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.
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.