What Has Really Happened to the 'Poisoned Patient'?

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Lecture Overview

Does our past impact our future? How do our choices and actions affect our way of being? Being informed about what has happened as opposed to what’s wrong with “The Poisoned Patient” lays the foundation for empathetic and non-judgemental care. This session establishes the need for a trauma-informed approach to caring for “The Poisoned Patient”, particularly in the case of a deliberate self-poisoning attempt.


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Karen-Ann Clarke View profile
Dr Karen-Ann Clarke (PhD) is a registered nurse, specialising in mental health, and a lecturer in nursing at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has been working in the field of education for over twenty years. Karen is passionate about the impact of emotional distress and mental health on individuals and families.
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First Published02 April 2019
Updated01 April 2019
30 January 2024
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