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Lecture Overview

You have just arrived for your shift, received handover, and are caring for someone who is agitated with delirium or dementia. Take a second to stop and think: is there another reason they are experiencing outbursts of agitation? Could there be some other underlying reason beyond their illness? Using case studies, this session will encourage you to rewind and take a trauma-informed approach to situations like this one.

Educators

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Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a proud and vocal advocate of comprehensive health care with a passion for mental health nursing. Although initially starting her career in general nursing, working across the aged care sector, cardiac, medical, and later emergency departments, Amanda's desire to improve quality outcomes for those suffering with mental distress navigated her career towards mental health nursing and education. For the last 7 years, along with being a clinical practitioner in the mental health care arena, Amanda has additionally been privileged to work alongside some truly amazing academics as a sessional tutor teaching in tertiary institutions in Queensland for undergraduate nursing and paramedic degree students. Amanda's experience spans all facets of mental health nursing from acute triage and assessment, to emergency and special service co-response teams, to high dependency and case management. She is passionate about consumers receiving quality service from first contact throughout their entire mental health journey. She believes the fundamental issue for all consumers is the barriers of stigma and discrimination, which often prevents people from making that initial contact and receiving both accurate physical and mental health assessment. It is Amanda's ongoing intention to address these barriers through drawing on her own journey and experience, as well as through clinical practice, education, and ongoing professional development.

Reviews

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27 Total Rating(s)

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Monicabahen hirenkumar upadhyay
20 May 2019

Excellent education, higly recommends fir daily nurse practice.

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Lisa Cairns
19 May 2019

Excellent review - found it very interesting and informative.

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Luita Casey
17 May 2019

Good resource and information.

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caron cummings
15 May 2019

learnt about 5 ps which havent heard of before

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Tamika May
15 May 2019

Extensive range of information and knowledge delivered by the lecturer.

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Katherine Boyd
15 May 2019

Excellent resource for understanding what trauma can be, that it is a personal experience and the need for professional empathetic and non judgemental care.

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Tiffany Evans
15 May 2019

Highly informative and engaging

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Judy Lindsay
15 May 2019

The information obtained from this lecture was good, although the production lacked some finesse . The inaudible audience responses detracted from the overall impression .

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Elizabeth Claire Huppatz
14 May 2019

Clearly presented. Visualising the client and discussing strategies eg empathy, non judgemental behaviour

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Shinu alex
14 May 2019

Very informative