Imagine being in a state where you were concerned for your life and scared that you might not make it through the next hour... For a dependent person who is withdrawing from alcohol, this is exactly what it feels like. Careful and considered management of the person experiencing withdrawal is crucial to ensuring that they remain safe and alive. Understand the step-by-step management of alcohol withdrawal with this frank and practical talk.
Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered General and mental health nurse who has worked in a wide variety of acute and community care mental health settings. Working as an academic at the University of the Sunshine Coast, her PhD research explored how women diagnosed with depression made the decision to receive electroconvulsive treatment. She is now engaged in work that focuses on the medicalisation of women’s health and emotional wellbeing. Teaching more than 600 students every year and involved in immersive mental health simulation, Karen-Ann has a passion for working with students in a way that minimises stigma and normalises emotional responses to life.