If your sibling or friend started their own health practice, you'd refer your patients there, wouldn't you? Conflicts of interest can arise in many different forms, and health professionals need to be constantly asking themselves, "is this in the patient's best interests?" Studies have shown a direct correlation between pharmaceutical benefits and prescribing rates, so join Associate Professor Linda Starr to learn about what you can do to ensure you remain free of commercial bias in your practice.
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.