Documentation and Avoidable Death

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Lecture Overview

Documentation is a key clinical skill that reflects your practice and performance as a healthcare professional. However, when documentation is absent or poor, this can have devastating consequences for your patients. In this lecture, associate professor Linda Starr reviews real coroners cases where poor documentation was identified as a critical factor in patient deaths.


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Dr Linda Starr (PhD) is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. She has extensive experience as a registered nurse and in nursing and midwifery regulation through her previous role as Chair of the State Nursing and Midwifery of Australia Board and the SA practitioner member on the National Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Linda is passionate about the intersection between healthcare and the law, with a particular focus on the mandatory reporting of elder abuse.
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First Published15 November 2022
Updated15 November 2022
15 November 2024
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