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Lecture Overview

This session will explore the current literature around immersive mental health simulation and extrapolate what this means for nurse educators in our quest to develop professional, non-technical skills that are essential for a student to transition to safe nursing practice.


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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.




3 Total Rating(s)

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Wendy Marelle Sheppard
14 Apr 2019

Good informative session with presenter easy to listen too and watch.

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Kirsty Doonan
11 Apr 2019


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Renu Renu
10 Apr 2019

Interesting topic