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Lecture Overview

This session discusses the impact that evidence and new knowledge are having on the regulation of nurses. Dr Linda Starr presents an overview of the professional bodies who govern how nurses and midwives' practice is regulated.


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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.




8 Total Rating(s)

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Lucinda Kenihan
20 Mar 2019

very well presented. Lots of valuable information

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Jacqueline dowling
26 Nov 2018


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Lynne Pyke
10 Jul 2018

A good resourse to remind us all how we began is how we idealy would like to always practice.

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vicky connole
04 Jul 2018

This session is a must do for all nurses regardless of the their career path or stage they are in their profession. It reiterates and prompts us to be remaindered that following our regulatory bodies professional standards, ethics and conduct is our guide to best practice standards.

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02 Jul 2018

Excellent resource. Thoroughly informative and thought provoking. Challenging in this day of busy nursing workplaces.

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Ingrid Yuncken
24 Jun 2018

very good lecture

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Marie Campbell
22 Jun 2018

A very interesting presentation