Julie Sharrock

Julie Sharrock
Self Employed

RN. M.HSc. Ad.Dip Gestalt Ther. PhD candidate

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Introduction
I have had a long rewarding nursing career in general, intensive care, mental health, AoD, management and education. My current interests are Consultation-Liaison Nursing and Clinical Supervision.
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - January 2017
Epion Psychiatry at the Private
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  • Consultant
July 2007 - present
Self Employed
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  • Consultant
January 2001 - December 2002
University of Melbourne

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Publications (44)
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Mental Health Nurse Consultants are advanced practice mental health nurses who consult with nurses and other health professionals in a general hospital setting. The aim of this review was to analyse and synthesize the available evidence related to the impact of Mental Health Nurse Consultants on the care of general hospital patients experiencing co...
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Significant changes to mental health policy have positioned consumers of mental health services as active participants in all aspects of service design and delivery, leading to the development and expansion of consumer workforce roles (Experts by Experience [EBE]). Negative attitudes of health professions pose a major limitation to the success of t...
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Background: Despite demonstrating positive outcomes in education, academic positions for Experts by Experience in mental health have not been widely implemented. To date positions have been driven by individual champions (allies). Their motivation for this support has not yet been researched. Aims: To deepen understanding of motivations of menta...
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Introduction: Experts by experience in academia have demonstrated more positive student attitudes towards relationships with service users. Notwithstanding this supportive evidence, academic positions for EBE have not grown substantially. Enhanced understanding of positions that have been implemented is important knowledge for others with similar...
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Background People with lived experience of mental distress and mental health service use (known as Experts by Experience) in mental health education have demonstrated positive outcomes and attitudinal change in students. Despite these findings, academic positions for Experts by Experience remain limited in number and scope, and the implementation o...
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Experts by Experience (EBE) in mental health are increasingly becoming involved in the education of health professionals. In response, research findings suggest positive attitudinal change towards people who experience mental distress and enhanced appreciation of recovery and person-centred approaches to practice. However, this growing body of evid...
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Nursing can be both physically and psychologically challenging. Nurses are best supported to meet these challenges by a work environment that is psychologically safe and professionally nourishing. The Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) has a central role in creating such an environment but is often unsupported to do this. Clinical Supervision (CS) is one str...
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In Australia, the subspecialty of consultation-liaison nursing has developed over the past 15 years. Our professional group first came together with the establishment of an email network in February 2002 and this provided a mechanism for communication with each other. Arising out of this networking was the first national conference that was held in...
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Admissions of older patients are expected to rise as our population continues to age. Over the last decade, 45-50% of admissions to St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne are 65 years and over. In general hospital settings, cognitive impairment in general and delirium and dementia specifically are poorly understood and recognised and as a result these pa...
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To determine patient factors associated with aggressive (code grey) events in the setting of a metropolitan hospital during a six-month period, to inform screening and prevention practices. Patient aggression continues to place nurses and patients at risk. Nurses need to be able to identify situations that are likely to escalate into aggression in...
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This reflective paper offers a conceptual framework of clinical supervision that assists supervisors to create supportive relationships necessary for advanced practice development. Combining established concepts of clinical supervision with systems psychodynamics enhances the supervisory experience. It is useful to supervisors to understand role tr...
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Mental health nursing roles in Consultation-Liaison (CL) psychiatry and emergency departments are rapidly developing within Australia since the mainstreaming of mental health services within the general health-care system. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many of these positions have been initiated and developed in relative isolation and with littl...
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Mental health Consultation-Liaison (CL) nursing continues to develop and gain recognition as a subspecialty of mental health nursing. CL roles are particularly important given the significant number of people experiencing mental illness and other mental health problems within the general health-care settings. However, despite the potential value of...
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Mental health nursing roles in Consultation-Liaison (CL) Psychiatry and emergency departments are developing within Australia. Mental health / psychiatric nurses work in a range of environments including general hospitals, emergency departments and the community. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many of these positions have been initiated and devel...
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In view of the evidence that general nurses have difficulty in caring for patients experiencing mental health problems, the aim of this study was to explore and describe the subjective experience of nurses in providing care for this client group. A grounded theory approach was used. The data were collected via semi-structured individual interviews...
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Nurses, particularly those working in non-psychiatric settings, report that they do not feel adequately prepared to meet the mental health needs of patients. The psychiatric consultation-liaison nursing role has arisen in part, as a response to these difficulties and aims to facilitate access to mental health nursing expertise for general hospital...
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This evaluation of the PCLN role was undertaken at St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and included a number of elements: an audit of the PCLN activities over a 12 month period, a survey of nurses attitudes to people with a mental illness, focus groups with nurses, allied health and the CL team and a review of the processes for specialling (that is pr...
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Growing support for the role of the psychiatric consultation-liaison nurse in assisting general nurses in caring for patients experiencing mental health problems in the general hospital environment is evident from the relevant literature. However, there remains a paucity of research which examines the process of this nursing role or its impact on o...
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One outcome of mainstreaming of psychiatric services into the general health system is that nurses working in general hospitals now have increased contact with patients experiencing mental health problems. The literature suggests that general and comprehensive nurses do not believe they have the skills, confidence and knowledge to care adequately f...
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The importance of Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Nursing (PCLN) in improving health outcomes for patients experiencing mental health problems has received some attention in the nursing literature. However, little effort has been made to evaluate the impact of this role. The study presented in this paper was conducted in order to assist in redress...
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The Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Nurse (PCLN) has an imporrtant role in supporting nurses and other health care professionals in caring for patients experiencing mental health problems in a non-psychiatric environment. The limited available research findings suggest the PCLN role to be effective in terms of staff satisfaction, and some suggesti...
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The role of the psychiatric consultation liaison nurse (PCLN) has increased substantially in popularity over the last few years. Despite the growth of this position, a paucity of literature regarding the role, functions and effectiveness of psychiatric consultation liaison nursing continues to exist. The current study was undertaken as part of the...
Technical Report
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Final report to the Department of Human Services
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The mainstreaming of psychiatric services has increased the amount of contact nurses have with clients experiencing mental health problems within the general hospital environment. A review of the literature suggests that general nurses find themselves lacking in the skills, confidence and knowledge to care adequately for these patients. The aim of...
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Psychiatric consultation-liaison nursing (PCLN) has experienced considerable growth in the past decade in Australia. In spite of this growth, a model for PCLN practice has not been adequately developed and articulated. The aim of this paper is to begin the process of articulating a model for PCLN practice in order to redress the paucity of literatu...
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Objective: In view of the evidence that general nurses have difficulty in caring for patients experiencing mental health problems, the aim of this study was to explore and describe the subjective experience of nurses in providing care for this client group. Design: A grounded theory approach was used. The data were collected via semi-structured ind...
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Limit setting is a concept familiar to most mental health clinicians, but much less familiar to staff not specifically trained in mental health care. This paper presents guidelines developed for rehabilitation staff on the strategy of limit setting. The aim of these guidelines was to provide a starting point for ongoing education on limit setting a...
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What contribution do mental health nurses within a Mental Health Consultation-Liaison team make to the care of / outcomes for general hospital patients experiencing mental health conditions? ; School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle, Australia