Some handheld devices and small IT devices have helped improve patients' wellbeing in the home and hospital. However, one outcome is that nurses may unwittingly become 'movie stars' without their consent. This session looks at some of the pitfalls of social media for health professionals, including taking photos while at work and privacy settings.
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.