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"I'm Not an Addict" - The Psychology Behind Denial and Addiction
"I'm Not an Addict" - The Psychology Beh...ind Denial and Addiction
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/02/2016

The normalisation of ice and methamphetamine use in society can create a sense of denial about the significant risks of drug-taking. Some people may only take the drugs occasionally and tell others... that it does no harm. This session considers these myths and looks at how denial influences recovery.

Moving From Addiction to a New Life
Moving From Addiction to a New Life
Nursing Lecture
Added: 12/02/2016

The experience of ice and methamphetamine use is life-changing and commonly results in addiction. The journey off the substance is complex but possible. This session looks at rehabilitation from th...e viewpoint of a person who has successfully withdrawn from ice and who has remained free from the drug for many years. It looks at the steps involved in withdrawal from ice use and the type of support a person is likely to need along this journey.

The Heart of Everything? Food and Cardiovascular Disease
The Heart of Everything? Food and Cardio...vascular Disease
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/02/2016

Some foods increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) whilst other may offer protection. CVD is characterised by a narrowing of the arteries and build up of plaque. Clearly, food is directly... linked to these changes.

Going Up? Hypertension and it's Link to Food
Going Up? Hypertension and it's Link to ...Food
Nursing Lecture
Added: 05/02/2016

It is well known that salt raises blood pressure. Certain fats also contribute to hyperlipidaemia and cardiovascular disease. This session reviews the mechanism of hypertension and looks at latest ...evidence linking certain foods to this common disease.

The Relationship Between Amino Acids and Atherosclerosis
The Relationship Between Amino Acids and... Atherosclerosis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 03/02/2016

Taurine and homocysteine are essential amino acids that regulate metabolism and function.

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Coeliac Disease and it's Relationship to Food
Coeliac Disease and it's Relationship to... Food
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/02/2016

The most obvious function of the gastrointestinal system is to regulate the uptake of nutrients and our understanding of the role of this system expands each day. So what goes wrong in coeliac dise...ase?

Is Sugar the New Fat?
Is Sugar the New Fat?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 29/01/2016

In the ongoing debate over the impact of food on health, particularly in the development of chronic illnesses, evidence continues to build over the harmful effects of sugar. Do we have reason to co...ntinue to demonise fat or is sugar the new culprit?

Food and Nutrition in Today's Australia
Food and Nutrition in Today's Australia
Nursing Lecture
Added: 27/01/2016

There is an abundance of food now available in Australia. The production of food involves a range of people and places and is a major driver of our economy. This introductory session reviews how ou...r geography and climate impact not only our food choices but our health.

Ann Morgan Essay Prize Winner 2014 - 'The Hall of Mirrors'
Ann Morgan Essay Prize Winner 2014 - 'Th...e Hall of Mirrors'
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/01/2016

The Ann Morgan Prize is offered annually, by the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health in honour of Dr Ann Morgan a pioneer and brilliant clinician in this field. ...It is an invited story in any format of some clinical work with an infant. This prize-winning essay is a description of the work with an anxious mother of a baby who refused to eat and her struggle to see her baby in a positive light.

"For Crying Out Loud!": The Fussy Baby, Irritability and Controlled Crying
"For Crying Out Loud!": The Fussy Baby, ...Irritability and Controlled Crying
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/01/2016

The development of an understanding of infants’ communications has meant that no longer are we happy for babies to cry without response. The introduction of controlled crying as a settling techni...que has come under a lot of criticism, and the misuse of it has been seen as detrimental to infants’ emotional well-being. This presentation will look at understanding infants’ communication and responses based on infant mental health principles.

Infant Mental Health in Nursing Practice
Infant Mental Health in Nursing Practice
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/01/2016

There are many writers and researchers in the field of infant mental health and much can be found to be of relevance in daily clinical nursing practice. Using a case example, Michele will discuss h...ow to incorporate concepts of infant mental health into practice that does not involve ‘just making a mental health assessment’.

Infants in NICU - Mental Health Considerations for Parents and Infant
Infants in NICU - Mental Health Consider...ations for Parents and Infant
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/01/2016

The role in understanding the experience of parents and infants in paediatric intensive care is a challenging one. More so is to understand the effect of this experience on the mind of the infant.<.../p>

Craving and Reward: What's the Connection?
Craving and Reward: What's the Connectio...n?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 06/01/2016

Why do some people have a craving and reward system that is stronger than others and which can only be satisfied with illicit drugs and alcohol?

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Alcohol Related Brain Injury
Alcohol Related Brain Injury
Nursing Lecture
Added: 31/12/2015

Alcohol has a toxic effect on the central nervous system. It results in changes to metabolism, heart function and blood supply which affect brain function. This session will explore this connection....

Private Practice Case Study
Private Practice Case Study
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/12/2015

Opening your own private practice requires multiple skills that are not taught in your nursing education. Get practical advice on how one nurse has successfully established her own service.

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Cancer as a Chronic Disease
Cancer as a Chronic Disease
Nursing Lecture
Added: 07/12/2015

The concept of cancer as a chronic illness has become more of a reality with the long trajectory of treatment especially when it is not a one-time event. In addition more people are surviving a can...cer diagnosis as early detection, investigations and treatments continue to develop.

"How Are You Now?"
"How Are You Now?"
Nursing Lecture
Added: 04/12/2015

People who survive cancer may experience a variety of long term physical, psychosocial and spiritual effects as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Mum and Dad Aren’t Together Any More
Mum and Dad Aren’t Together Any More
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/10/2015

Each year in Australia there are over 51,000 divorces.

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What To Do When the Treatment is Not Working?
What To Do When the Treatment is Not Wor...king?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 21/10/2015

When treatment fails it poses a range of challenges for all concerned. This session looks at some practical aspects of this situation.

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Nursing Cancer Patients in the Future
Nursing Cancer Patients in the Future
Nursing Lecture
Added: 19/10/2015

Cancer is a health priority that affects a large number people in Australia and worldwide. Increasingly many will survive or live for extensive periods despite the mortality that is often associate...d with the disease. What will this mean to nurses roles and practice in the future? Will cancer care only be delivered by specialist nurses or will more be expected of nurses in community/primary care? This session looks at the challenges that cancer care into the future poses for nurses.


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