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Recovering from Planned Poisonings

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Lecture Overview

How confidently can you respond to a person’s psychological needs after a self-poisoning attempt? Careful consideration is warranted when toxins, such as medicines, alcohol, and other poisonous substances, are deliberately misused. This session provides a practical overview of how we can respond to deliberate self-poisoning attempts.

Educators Karen-Ann Clarke

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 experience of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental healthcare. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space. See Educator Profile

Recovering from Planned Poisonings
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$30 p/m
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