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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
Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered General and Mental Health Nurse. She has a Master's degree in Mental Health Nursing and is currently completing a PhD, which explores how women create meaning and decisions about electro-convulsive therapy. Karen-Ann is a highly skilled professional with over 25 years of practical experience in mental health and general health environments, which have included the physical care of those individuals with a chronic mental health disorder. Karen-Ann is currently a Lecturer in Nursing (Mental Health) at the Sunshine Coast University. Her passion is working with stu...

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