Linda Starr
10 December 2017

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

‘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.


07 May 2018
Very knowledgeable
03 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.
17 Apr 2018
Very good.
08 Mar 2018
07 Mar 2018
26 Feb 2018
Well, I didn't realise I was worried about trusting others until watching this!
16 Jan 2018
I found the educator to be very interesting and loved the topics that she discussed
30 Dec 2017
28 Dec 2017
well done
16 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
11 Dec 2017
Reinforces building trusting relationships

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