Cover image for lecture: Getting 'Buy-In' from Your Patients

Lecture Overview

Many nurses may feel a shared sense of frustration that despite all the health education provided, some patients still resist taking our advice and making changes to their health. Are we going about health promotion the wrong way? This session looks at how to provide non-judgemental care and incorporate motivational-interviewing to get buy-in from even your most stubborn of clients.


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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 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 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 health care. Dr Clarke 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.




12 Total Rating(s)

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Susan Mayne
02 Mar 2019


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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
16 Feb 2019

Excellent, knowledgeable presenter. Highly engaging.

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Trevor Lowe
15 Feb 2019

Engaging speaker, good simple explanation and provision of support material and drew from experience and also engaged the audience. Would love to know whether other clips from the same seminar are available; perhaps link them, as the speaker did refer to prior sessions.

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Brydie Grossman
13 Feb 2019

Very informative

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Georgia hart
12 Feb 2019

Interesting topic.

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Rhonda Sharpe
29 Jan 2019

Excellent clear and simple presentation of a a complex issue

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Amie Gough
27 Jan 2019

I very good reminder to stop and LISTEN to your patient before pushing your own agenda and making assumptions. If your patient feels validated and listened to, they will be more open to receive the care that they need and will feel empowered in the process to show more autonomy in their own health.

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Penelope McCann
08 Jan 2019

Interesting lecture

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Mirriam Mzileni
05 Jan 2019

Very educational.

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narelle windle
21 Nov 2018

The lecture gave insight into the basic principles to follow in changing a patients habits or lifestyle to improve their health. It allowed the person to make their own decisions, given the knowledge to realize the problem they have, can be improved by them changing their lifestyle, but, that they achieved it and had your support, giving them resources to help them