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Lecture Overview

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.


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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


25 Total Rating(s)
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Linda Silva Renouf
11 Jun 2019

Excellent speaker and great delivery of an important topic. Only criticism is I could not hear the feedback or questions being asked by audience. The speaker would respond but you could only half understand the reference of that response because you couldn't hear the question.

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Harry Grisdale
10 Jun 2019

This was a real eye-opening topic and I thoroughly enjoyed it

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Louise Morosi
16 May 2019

A well presented activity covering boundaries on both sides of the fence.

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Lydia Kelly
11 May 2019

Really engaging lecture full of applicable things.

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Maureen Beverley Ann LAING
08 May 2019

Very well presented. The presenter was very engaging, interactive, interesting and informative. Very easy to listen to, practical and helpful.

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Mabel Cifuentes
30 May 2018

Good video

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Dolores Santos
04 May 2018

Excellent presentation

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Susan ingall
23 Apr 2018

Very practical and helpful

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22 Apr 2018

A nice interactive session

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22 Apr 2018

A nice interactive learning session