ACU academic scoops textbook awardAssociate Professor Karen-Leigh Edward has won an award from the Australian Publishers Association for the best tertiary textbook in Australia.
The Mental Health Nursing – Dimensions of Praxis was co-edited by the Associate Professor of Nursing Research at ACU and other medical professionals. The text received praise for its usefulness for students.
The judging panel said they were impressed with the very strong treatment of forensic mental health.
“This publication makes an important contribution in a topic area that is regarded by students as difficult. The publication includes impressive case studies and student learning tasks and exercises that are of are high quality.”
A registered nurse, with a graduate degree in psychology Associate Professor Karen-Leigh Edward is also the Director/Chair of the Nursing Research Unit at St Vincent’s & Mercy Private Hospital. In 2004 she co-founded Mental Health Interuniversity Research Group and is the current Chairperson. With internationally renowned expertise in the mental health field she has particular interest in co-morbidity, resilience and nursing practice.
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