What Does the Literature Say About Maternal Substance Use?

14m of CPD
Karen-Ann Clarke
04 May 2017

In this informative and data-driven lecture, Dr Karen-Ann Clarke presents her findings from a search of the academic literature in relation to maternal substance use. A talk full of facts that will have you armed with the statistics you need to understand the picture of substance use and abuse in our country.

Educator(s)

Karen-Ann Clarke

Educator

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 in which women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Dr Clarke is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and post-graduate 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. Dr Clarke 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.

Comments

Caroline Gray30 Mar 2018
Very engaging speaker. Interesting stats and valuable resources to follow up

Meghan Charleson20 Mar 2018
Presenter was informative and engaging

Maureen Huggins25 Feb 2018
Easy to listen to and informative

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