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Cover image for lecture: What is 'Missed Care'?

Lecture Overview

What is missed nursing care? Is patient refusal counted as missed care? What about errors? An error of omission occurs when specified care is not provided. This differs from an error of commission where the wrong practice is carried out. In this introductory session, get clear on all these definitions and why knowing their difference is important.


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Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, law, education and a PhD in legal issues in elder abuse. Linda has extensive experience as an RN in metropolitan and rural locations, in general nursing, mental health, forensic health, aged care and management. She has held senior positions in academia, including the dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Linda has publications in health law and forensic health issues. Linda is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University and a consultant educator in health law and ethics for nurses, midwives and carers. She is chair of the SA Board of Nursing and Midwifery, fellow of the College of Nursing Australia, foundation president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association, member on the School of Health Academic Advisory Board for Open Colleges and the international member on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. See Educator Profile


46 Total Rating(s)
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Marie Nicole Roosmin
18 Feb 2020

A great lecture on an important issue which all of us have encountered at least once in our career

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Moira Munro
11 Jan 2020

Interesting topic

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bronwyn ann beecroft
28 Jun 2019

Well researched topic.

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Virginia Dixon
22 Jun 2019

Interesting, scarey and horrifying....

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Jose Rancudo
08 Jun 2019

It is a good learning modules especially that we are now living in a modern world and working in a fast lane.

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Lydia Kelly
28 May 2019

Really interesting stuff.

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Jennifer Ireland
25 May 2019

Excellent resource and really enjoyed the examples given with case studies.

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Minkyung LEE
24 May 2019

The educator explained well.

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Elaine Kaegi
20 May 2019

Dr Starr has presented another interesting topic on what error of omission, or missed care, is and is not and clearly discusses some of the reasons behind it. Every RN would be keen to learn more on this subject as it faces us all regularly on our shifts. Excellent video learning activity.

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13 May 2019

Very real picture of care depicted by the presenter.