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How does a health professional plan for the unexpected? This lecture provides learners with an exploration of the care that should be provided to those who have unpredictable and unstable behaviours. People who persistently manifest with unpredictable and unstable behaviours require effective care that is tailored to suit their specific requirements and as always, focus on best patient outcomes.
Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile