Free Hand Hygiene Module

To ensure all health professionals are best prepared to contain the spread of coronavirus, we at Ausmed have made our Hand Hygiene Module free. We invite you to undertake this 40 minute module.

Cover image for lecture: Consent and Refusal of Treatment

Lecture Overview

In this fascinating and thought-provoking talk, Dr Linda Starr discusses the issues around consent and the right to refuse treatment. If you were faced with a conflict between parents and healthcare professionals in relation to withdrawal of, or consent for, treatment, what would you do?


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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


33 Total Rating(s)
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Tony Elliott
10 Dec 2019


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Trevor Mason
22 Aug 2019

A lot of useful information presented here. The speaker was knowledgeable and interesting. My only issue was the visual limitation, as she was obviously using a PowerPoint presentation which would have been useful to see. Otherwise, dry useful and informative

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Nicole Finch
31 May 2019


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Alison Short
26 May 2019

Very informative and relevant to providing reasonable patient care

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Ann Simpson
21 May 2019

Well presented and informative lecture given by an impressively qualified lady. Always good to be updated on the legal requirements of patient consent and possible legal consequences of treatment/non-treatment decisions.

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Emily Quirk
17 May 2019

Clear, concise! I only wish it were a bit longer!

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louise ann mackie
15 May 2019


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Jaydan greaves
02 May 2019


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Debra Spoehr
08 Apr 2019

Excellent, concise and informative.

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Steven Johnson
07 Apr 2019

Interesting and concise.