Lecture Overview

The modern patient has greater input and direction into their care now than they ever did before. With this in mind, what kind of ethical issues might this raise for healthcare professionals? What are your obligations in terms of providing care in this day and age?


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.




10 Total Rating(s)

Found this lecture useful and engaging.

Elizabeth Uhlmann
30 May 2018

I would recommend this educator

Raewyn Head
04 May 2018

The educator was engaging and the topic was interesting.

Patricia camacho
03 May 2018

Brilliant lecture. Very useful for all areas of nursing.

Kelly Bidlake
20 Apr 2018


Maree Findlay
17 Apr 2018

Another excellent presentation by Dr Karen-Anne Clarke.

Michele Selby
28 Mar 2018

Very informative,Good and interesting topic was selected for lecture. Relevant examples used to make us understand the session. Greatjob!!

Renu Renu
05 Feb 2018

This was an excellent presentation which gave important insight and strategies to approach and help people to succeed with the process of change

Judith Carlsson
02 Dec 2017

Good lecture, interesting information about schizophrenia in there aswell.

Emily Gillies
23 Nov 2017