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Lecture Overview

Concise documentation offers a clear picture of the progress – or lack of progress – of a patient’s condition. Conversely, a lack of clear documentation can only muddy records of your actions, even if you've performed perfectly in every other area of your practice. Learn from several case studies that show how documentation can, in some cases, literally be the difference between life and death.


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Linda Starr Visit

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.


39 Total Rating(s)
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Margaret Smith
31 May 2019

Short, necessary articulate information. Sad, challenging and a good presentation.

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Chantelle Marie Chessell-Curcuruto
27 May 2019


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Amanda Hislop
14 May 2019

Very informative.

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Carmel Therese Hyland
12 May 2019


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Jenny Turton
10 May 2019

Great reminder of the importance to log out

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Karin Larter
08 May 2019

Very informative

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Jessica Hancock
21 Mar 2019

Relevant and a reminder how important documentation and safety is.

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Susan Beahl
10 Mar 2019

Excellent and relevant.

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allison sky
02 Mar 2019

Excellent .. everyone should watch

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Kathryn Miller
25 Feb 2019

would have liked more examples of documentation mistakes and how to avoid them

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Total Rating(s)  39
Published11 July 2018
Expires20 May 2020
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