What is a Conflict of Interest?

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Lecture Overview

If your sibling or friend started their own health practice, you'd refer your patients there, wouldn't you? Conflicts of interest can arise in many different forms, and health professionals need to be constantly asking themselves, "is this in the patient's best interests?" Studies have shown a direct correlation between pharmaceutical benefits and prescribing rates, so join Associate Professor Linda Starr to learn about what you can do to ensure you remain free of commercial bias in your practice.

Educators

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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

Details
CPD11m of CPD
First Published18 April 2017
Updated27 July 2020
Expires
27 July 2021
Topics
Ethics
Legal
Professional Practice Issues
Professional Issues
Professional Development
Management
Leadership
Nurse Practitioners
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