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.


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.




2 Total Rating(s)

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

narelle windle
21 Nov 2018

The " Getting Buy-in from your patients" online lecture is a practical and informative way to understand the basic principles of Health coaching to enable change within the Nurse-patient care therapeutic relationship. A great presentation with some recommendations to assist the nurse with positive verbal communication dialogue to not only enforce the Nurse-patient relationship but also to attempt to lead the patient in working towards behavior change in bettering their health related to their chronic conditions.

Maryanne O'Neill
30 Oct 2018