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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 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.




20 Total Rating(s)

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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.

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Catherine Harding
26 Mar 2019

Consent is to be obtained for cares to be attended.

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Rachael Tappenden-Taylor
14 Feb 2019

I found this lecture interesting, it re-enforced knowledge that I already had and also provided me with informative facts that I was not aware of prior to the lecture.

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Elizabeth cronk
15 Nov 2018

Found this very relevant to my job.

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Sarah Hennessy
20 Sep 2018

While early part of the presentation is relevant to those caring for adults, the latter part and the case studies are focussed on the rights of the child/parent to seek/refuse treatment. An interesting listen, but not overly informative for those that only care for adults of all ages.

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Nicole Gregory
22 May 2018

Beginning of video cut out and most important information was missed. This led to the remainder of video being slightly confusing.

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Kristy Nivison
11 May 2018

Good case studies and highly informative

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Josephine O'Dwyer
07 May 2018

interesting points to consider from the case studies.

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Jacqueline Whiteway
27 Apr 2018

Informative, but limited information.