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Lecture Overview

Published research conducted by Ausmed Education in 2017 revealed that nurses commonly identified pushback from other staff as a major reason for new knowledge not being transferred to practice. Dealing with ‘pushback’ from other staff can be exceptionally challenging and this session looks at why it happens and what you can do to combat negativity and resistance to change.


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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 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.




6 Total Rating(s)

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03 Apr 2019

Very good

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Liane Croft
26 Mar 2019

Very informative