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Lecture Overview

In this lecture, Dr Karen-Ann Clarke presents on major depressive disorder and how it influences moods and behaviours. She takes us on a journey following a diagnosed individual and the interventions they face along the way.

Educators

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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 that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate 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. Karen-Ann 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.

Reviews

4.5
10 Total Rating(s)
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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
19 Sep 2019

Another superb presentation by Karen Anne Clark

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Lynette Felix
11 Sep 2019

Excellent and informative presentation, will recommend to it friends ,family members , and colleagues.

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Dianne Chand
07 Sep 2019

There was alot of information in this short lecture. It could easily have been expanded. But overall it was very good and interesting.