Boundaries: Creating a Safe Space to Change

45m of CPD
Karen-Ann Clarke
22 October 2017

Boundaries: the invisible lines you must not cross. Most nurses can clearly identify situations where unprofessional conduct or professional misconduct occurs as a result of violating the clinician-patient relationship. However, some examples are less obvious. Learn how to create and maintain healthy boundaries with Dr Karen-Ann Clarke.


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 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.


Mabel Cifuentes30 May 2018
Good video

Dolores Santos04 May 2018
Excellent presentation

Susan ingall23 Apr 2018
Very practical and helpful

APEL MAHMUD22 Apr 2018
A nice interactive session

APEL MAHMUD22 Apr 2018
A nice interactive learning session

Christine Hulands31 Mar 2018
Excellent lecture. Presentation was interesting and informative.

Michele Selby27 Mar 2018

Wadzana Nollie HWATA18 Mar 2018
Good presentation and very informative

Theresa Diane Johnson13 Mar 2018

Nicholas Stewart Cleave04 Mar 2018
Excellent presentation that clearly defined and delineated professional boundaries both between nuse/patient & and collegial relationships.

Maureen Huggins25 Feb 2018
Well presented

Kendra Hinds20 Feb 2018
Very informative

Ann Trebilcock19 Feb 2018
Informative resource.

Ann Trebilcock19 Feb 2018
Interesting and informative.

Renu Renu07 Feb 2018
Informative and presented very well. presenter was so confident and clear voice to make it interesting.

Nicole Goodwin07 Jan 2018
Excellent and easy to understand

Nicole Goodwin28 Dec 2017
Nice and easy to understand

Keith Wolf26 Dec 2017
The educator was knowledgeable and engaging

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