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Mental Health Matters_Past, Present and Personality Disorders

Mental Health Matters_Past, Present and Personality Disorders

Mental Health Matters_Past, Present and Personality Disorders

Debra Shearman
Debra Shearman
on behalf of Nurse CPD

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Launch date: 07 Jul 2017
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Last updated: 27 Sep 2018

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Part 1 of this course provides insight into the past and present lived experience of older people with mental health illness and the principles of respectful quality mental health care for older people. Part 2 focuses on personality disorders: aetiology, presentation and person centred care.


Mental Health and Older People
Compare mental health care past and present
Identify clients or residents at higher risk of physical and mental health burden as a result of being institutionalised
Measure mental health care in aged care against “good care” or best practice mental health care
State the incidence of mental illness in older people
Personality Disorder
Outline the characteristcs of personality traits
Outline the characteristics of personality disorders
Discuss general management principles
List the symptoms of borderline personality disorder
Explain the principles of management for bordeline personality disorder
Debra Shearman

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Debra Shearman
on behalf of Nurse CPD

Deb has just celebrated her 40th anniversary as a registered nurse. She currently lives in Sydney Australia.

Deb has a diverse background in nursing and business having worked across the nursing and health services fields of general, midwifery, mothercraft, drug and alcohol, health promotion and aged care in nursing, counsellor, supervisory and management and educator roles.

Deb has always had a passion for education and strong commitment to the professional development of nurses. Her philosophy is that people have the right to be cared for by those with the knowledge, practical and interpersonal skills to do their job safely, respectfully and holistically.

Deb’s ethos is that learning and development should be directly work relevant and support the day to day work that people do as well as aspiring them to gain further qualifications and to pursue career advancement.

Deb is the CEO and a founding director of CQI Internet Solutions Pty Ltd established in 2004. The company was the first to offer aged care specific online learning in Australia and has delivered over 383,000 course enrolments to nurses, care workers, hospitality staff, administrative staff and allied health professionals across Australia.

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