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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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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 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.


8 Total Rating(s)
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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

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janine chester
14 May 2019

Most informative session,engaging lecturer.

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Gael Holdsworth
14 May 2019

Non-compliant/ambivalent patient - watch this video if you wish to respectfully and empathetically help them progress.

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Wendy Stanton
07 Mar 2019

Very good

CPD12m of CPD
Total Rating(s)  8
Published20 April 2017
Expires25 February 2020
Addiction and Substance Abuse
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