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Karen-Ann Clarke
29 November 2015

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

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.

Educator

Karen-Ann Clarke

Educator

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.

Comments

Meghan Charleson25 Apr 2018
Engaging presenter which made it easy to take in information

Wadzana Nollie HWATA01 Apr 2018
Good

Michele Selby28 Mar 2018
Well presented and clearly explained.

Dan O'Rourke05 Mar 2018
Great presentation. Thank you Karen.

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