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Lecture Overview

Staff splitting can occur in any workplace setting. Whatever the reason and whoever is involved, staff need to be aware of its highly divisive and disruptive consequences. This session looks at this destructive behaviour and ways you can overcome it in your workplace.


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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.




21 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer Ireland
20 May 2019

Great resource. Highly recommended.

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Danielle Maxwell
19 May 2019

Great resource! Everyone should watch this lecture to help foster a healthy workplace culture.

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Anne Gunn
18 May 2019

Very good lecture I really enjoyed the content which was easily related to the workplace and staff that I have managed in the past.

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Nathanael Britton
17 May 2019

Informative, insightful and to the point.

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Lynda Arazie
17 May 2019


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Nikki Collins
16 May 2019

Good insite into Narcasisim

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Lisa Cairns
15 May 2019

Excellent presentation - can be applied to both the work place and home lift

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Bryney Mack
15 May 2019

This resource was very informative, we have all experienced these kind of influences within our workplace.

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Amanda Tuckwell
15 May 2019

Enjoyed watching this lecture, very good information and usable techniques

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Zoe Robins
15 May 2019

Very informative