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 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.



41 Total Rating(s)

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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.

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Vanessa Gebert
12 May 2019

Good little clip, with some interesting points on general workplace and practices.

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Elizabeth Hancock
04 May 2019

The level of incompetence and blame in health care is staggering, increased awareness must surely lead to improved patient outcomes.

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Lynne Longden
26 Apr 2019

This lecture gave me an update on the continued need to be forever vigilant and to be up to date on the direct patient care - To speak up always when errors or missed care is evident - to be personal responsible for maintaining a high stand of patient care in my nursing life to prevent missed care