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Library Home Nursing Lecture ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and Myths

ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and Myths

Resource Type: Nursing Lecture
Listening Time: 24 Mins
Date Added: 28/04/2017
Date Recorded: 24/04/2015
Date Reviewed:
Event: Mental Health: Understanding Bipolar Disorder Including the Practice of ECT 2015
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Topics: Mental Health

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There are many emotional stigmas as well as myths associated with the use of ECT. This session will look at some of these and clarify points of concern.

Cover image republished with permission from - Winwick Hospital, Electroconvulsive therapy, 1957

Topics covered

  • Historical context of the use of ECT
  • Stigmas and mythical concepts surrounding the use of ECT
  • Ethical considerations
  • The Mental Health Act
  • Who can perform ECT?

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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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