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Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis


Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Listening Time: 97 Mins
Date Added: 08/05/2017
Date Recorded: 23/04/2015
Date Reviewed:
Event: Mental Health: Understanding Bipolar Disorder Including the Practice of ECT 2015
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Topics: Mental Health

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Psychosis is a very debilitating state involving huge human cost and suffering. This session looks at the phenomenon of psychosis and discusses appropriate professional responses for care and management.


Topics covered

  • Management of hallucinations and delusions in the real world
  • Psychotic disorders and symptoms
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • Culture-bound symptoms
  • Implications for all nurses


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MMHlthNurs S.Qld., GradDipPsychSt S.Qld., RN. New topics - Clinical depression as a symptom of inflammation rather than a disease
Dr. Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered general and mental health nurse who has worked in a wide variety of acute and community care mental health settings. Working as an academic at the University of the Sunshine Coast, her PhD research explored how women diagnosed with depression made the decision to receive electroconvulsive treatment. She is now engaged in work that focuses on the medicalisation of women’s health and emotional wellbeing. Teaching more than 600 students every year and involved in immersive mental health simulation, Karen-Ann has a passion for working with students in a way t...

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