Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)131
Publish Date25 April 2018
Review Date20 January 2021
Expiry Date25 April 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will increase the awareness and recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whilst also promoting the resilience that individuals and families demonstrate to cope with a range of significant life challenges

Topics include:

  • Normal and abnormal responses to trauma
  • Diagnostic classification of PTSD
  • How PTSD affects families and children
  • Cognitive, pharmacological, and alternative treatment options

Target audience

Health professionals who are caring for individuals and families who show signs and symptoms of emotional distress associated with trauma.

Purpose

Provide current knowledge about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment, and how the experience of PTSD impacts upon the emotional wellbeing of the person and their family.

Need

Although traumatic and potentially life-threatening events such as natural disasters, conflict and severe accidents can be part of the human experience, for approximately 5—10% of the Australian population, responses to these traumatic events consist of significant emotional distress and subsequent impairment in a person’s ability to live a satisfying life.

An awareness and ability to recognise the difference between normal and abnormal responses to traumatic events is imperative to facilitate early assessment and appropriate intervention to minimise long-term and often harmful consequences. Healthcare professionals are in powerful positions to influence high-quality care, which ultimately leads to better treatment outcomes for people affected by PTSD.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder to initiate early interventions in order to prevent adverse consequences of this condition occurring for the individual
  • Link possible long-term behavioural and emotional consequences of PTSD on family members with the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder in order to provide holistic care for all people affected by this disorder
  • Use common treatment options available in order to assist people to manage symptoms of emotional distress associated with post-traumatic stress disorder

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered Nurse and a specialised mental health nurse, with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way in which women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Dr Clarke is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and post-graduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills, and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental health care. Dr Clarke currently supervises a number of honours, masters, and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.7
Total Rating(s)131
Publish Date25 April 2018
Review Date20 January 2021
Expiry Date25 April 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Mental Health
Trauma
Clinical Assessment
Communication
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.7

131 Total Rating(s)

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Louise Morosi
23 Mar 2019

I found this resource to be useful due to the high percentage of people who have had traumatic experiences who come through our doors, I believe having the presence of mind to consider this will be useful in avoiding or defusing adverse interactions.

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bernadette proctor
20 Mar 2019

well presented and useful resource

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Valda Morganvalda.k.morgan@gmail.com
16 Mar 2019

Very informative, well presented. Tough subject handled very well!

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Leonie Weiss
11 Mar 2019

very thorough and credible. Easy to listen to and take on board.

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Cornelia Goulooze
11 Mar 2019

the lecture was very informative and helpful, especially in learning the effect of PTSD has on the family as a whole

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Earl Beech
09 Mar 2019

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Shellanda Eller
08 Mar 2019

Interesting

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Jason Grech
27 Feb 2019

It is useful and relevant to clients I care for in my work place. It has given me an introductory understanding of what PTSD is, recognising the signs and symptoms and the treatment options available.

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Samantha Bradbury
16 Feb 2019

Excellent presenter, simplified however, informative.

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Pauline Butler
04 Feb 2019

This presentation was concise and easy to follow. The presenter was clear and stuck to the facts.