Consent and Refusal of Treatment

23m of CPD
Linda Starr
12 October 2017

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?


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.


Sarah Hennessy20 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.

Nicole Gregory22 May 2018
Beginning of video cut out and most important information was missed. This led to the remainder of video being slightly confusing.

Kristy Nivison11 May 2018
Good case studies and highly informative

Josephine O'Dwyer07 May 2018
interesting points to consider from the case studies.

Jacqueline Whiteway27 Apr 2018
Informative, but limited information.

Kelly Bidlake26 Apr 2018
Informative and relevant

Fleur Harlock12 Apr 2018
A good refresher.

Carol E Clark29 Jan 2018
A stirring and informative lecture. What a minefield where boundaries will keep changing.

Pamela Gordon26 Dec 2017
Educator was engaging

CHLOE KIM06 Dec 2017
Very informative

margaret Galea28 Nov 2017
this was an informative talk

Penelope Anne Wride25 Nov 2017
A must see for health professionals in any area of practice.

CHLOE KIM05 Nov 2017
Good lecture

Michele Phillips01 Nov 2017
great refresher

Jennifer soutar01 Nov 2017
Very important subject learnt a lot

Janice Belskyj26 Oct 2017
Very informative

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