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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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Presenter Biographies

PhD, MMentalHlthNsg, GradDipPsychSt, BN, MHRN New topics - Clinical depression as a symptom of inflammation rather than a disease Rate increased - Nat/Zoe Feb 2018
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...

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