Karen-Ann Clarke
12 December 2017

Boundaries: Creating a Safe Space to Change

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.


30 May 2018
Good video
04 May 2018
Excellent presentation
23 Apr 2018
Very practical and helpful
22 Apr 2018
A nice interactive session
22 Apr 2018
A nice interactive learning session
31 Mar 2018
Excellent lecture. Presentation was interesting and informative.
27 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Good presentation and very informative
13 Mar 2018
04 Mar 2018
Excellent presentation that clearly defined and delineated professional boundaries both between nuse/patient & and collegial relationships.
25 Feb 2018
Well presented
20 Feb 2018
Very informative
19 Feb 2018
Informative resource.
19 Feb 2018
Interesting and informative.
07 Feb 2018
Informative and presented very well. presenter was so confident and clear voice to make it interesting.
07 Jan 2018
Excellent and easy to understand
28 Dec 2017
Nice and easy to understand
26 Dec 2017
The educator was knowledgeable and engaging

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