Free Hand Hygiene Module

To ensure all health professionals are best prepared to contain the spread of coronavirus, we at Ausmed have made our Hand Hygiene Module free. We invite you to undertake this 40 minute module.

Cover image for lecture: How to Engage the Ambivalent Patient

Lecture Overview

What do lobsters have to do with giving up smoking? Join Dr Karen-Ann Clarke for this insightful and practical talk to discover the answer as she discusses the stages of change, and how to ensure your patient's ambivalence precedes action.


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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 experience 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 healthcare. 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. See Educator Profile


13 Total Rating(s)
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K.Frances Sofo
30 Jan 2020

Excellent practical presentation of this topic.

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Carole French
30 Jan 2020

very concise and informative

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Sue Payne
29 Jan 2020

Very interesting, looks at a model of care I had never heard of

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Kathleen Jones
28 Jan 2020

Clear and helpful

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Donna Marguerite Murnane
27 Jan 2020

very useful topic. Very informative

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Josephine Irwin
15 Jun 2019

Clearly explained in simple language with good examples and metaphors.

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Ebony Hohl
29 May 2019

5 stages of growth and how to identify what stage your paitent is at.

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Hannah B Perry
19 May 2019

Very helpful

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Natalie King
17 May 2019

informative, thank you

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janine chester
14 May 2019

Very informative