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'Burnout'... 'Compassion fatigue'... These are all words as hard-working and dedicated health professionals that we have heard before. However, becoming a resilient practitioner and rediscovering the joy in your work can sometimes be easier said than done. Join Dr Karen-Ann Clarke as she explores some novel ideas on how to improve your work-life balance and regain a sense of thriving in your role.


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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 experience 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. See Educator Profile


11 Total Rating(s)
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Robyn Joy Carter
10 Sep 2019

The VLA makes you focus on your own wellbeing and how to remain in the industry.

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Megan Liddell
31 May 2019

Awesome lecture exactly what I needed to hear

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Paula Denning
29 May 2019

How to effectively cope as a nurse and thrive. Have a personal health plan incorporating physical, psychological and spiritual components

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Ebony Hohl
28 May 2019

Being a resilient and flexible nurse will help you be the best nurse you can be and also health and well-being should never be underestimated.

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louise ann mackie
28 May 2019

very reflective , make you think about work life imbalances

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Fiona Hayman
16 May 2019


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Luita Casey
12 May 2019

Good resource and information.

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Gertrude Manyota
08 May 2019

Very inspiring information.

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Total Rating(s)  11
Published12 April 2017
Expires 15 December 2019
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