How to Engage the Ambivalent Patient

CPD
12m
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Lecture Overview

What do lobsters have to do with giving up smoking? Join Dr Karen-Ann Clarke for this insightful and practical talk to discover the answer as she discusses the stages of change, and how to ensure your patient's ambivalence precedes action.

Educators

Portrait of 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 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

Details
CPD12m of CPD
First Published20 April 2017
Updated20 April 2017
Expires
25 February 2020
Topics
Psychology
Alcohol
Drugs
Addiction and Substance Abuse
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