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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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/107733654@N04/14466087218 - 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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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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