To Say or Not To Say... Truth Telling v Trust Building

18m of CPD
Linda Starr
11 October 2017

‘Honesty and Right to Know’ - how can you decide what information should be shared with a patient? This can be a great source of distress and discomfort amongst nurses at the bedside. In this presentation, Dr Linda Starr offers guidance in knowing how much information we should be disclosing, at what stage and to whom.


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.


Ruth Fisher07 May 2018
Very knowledgeable

Emma Edmunds03 May 2018
I found this lecture to be quite insightful. The concept of trust is one we take for granted, but listening to this lecture has actually made me stop and reflect on my own practice and how the notion of trust comes into my every day practice.

Maree Findlay17 Apr 2018
Very good.

Maureen Huggins08 Mar 2018

Nicholas Stewart Cleave07 Mar 2018

Patricia wilson26 Feb 2018
Well, I didn't realise I was worried about trusting others until watching this!

Peta Michelle Meek16 Jan 2018
I found the educator to be very interesting and loved the topics that she discussed

Gab Schaefer30 Dec 2017

Nicole Goodwin28 Dec 2017
well done

Timothy Jane16 Dec 2017
This resource highlights the importance of continuous professional development as there are so many traps and pitfalls if you arrive at work half asleep

Theresa Diane Johnson11 Dec 2017
Reinforces building trusting relationships

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