Choking in Residential Aged Care: Coroners Case Studies

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Lecture Overview

Deaths of older adults from choking will increase as the global population ages and the prevalence of neurodegenerative conditions that impair swallowing rises. Despite this, these deaths are, in many cases, preventable. In this lecture, associate professor Dr Linda Starr illustrates the importance of complying with prescribed diets and mealtime management procedures by looking at real cases of choking deaths in residential care facilities.


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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 Published12 September 2023
Updated12 September 2023
12 September 2025
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