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Lecture Overview

We, as nurses, wear many different hats in our role, and health coaching is now increasingly seen as a part of nursing and a potential new horizon for nurses to explore professionally. This session will open your mind to the possibility of being a nurse health coach, and how you can apply your passion for your patients to help guide them towards better health.


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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


3 Total Rating(s)
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Sara Estrada
20 Nov 2018

Quite interesting topic

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Sara Estrada
20 Nov 2018

Quite interesting topic

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Elizabeth Lapuz
13 Nov 2018

Enjoyed this presentation immensely but was surprised pharmacists were not include in the body of professionals suitable to undertake a Health Coach role. Pharmacists are currently making contributions as Health Coaches in sectors across Australia