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Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)63
Publish Date12 January 2016
Review Date05 October 2018
Expiry Date12 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course acknowledges the importance of professional wellbeing and will provide practical tips to enhance your wellbeing at work, including how to recognise signs of burnout.

Topics include:

  • Work-Life balance
  • Professional burnout
  • Personal plan for professional wellbeing

Target audience

All healthcare professionals involved in providing health care, regardless of where that service is based.

Purpose

The purpose of the Course is to acknowledge the importance of professional wellbeing, and the impact that professional wellbeing can have on aspects of the care we provide to patients and our personal lives.

Need

Given that we as health professionals engage in work practices and environments that have an impact upon our health and mental wellbeing, there is a need to understand the concept of work-life balance and professional wellbeing.

Strategies to overcome some of these environmental, interpersonal and social challenges must be explored as work demands increase and links between stress, burnout and compassion fatigue become clearer.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the concept of work-life balance and how it is used to describe a state of health
  • List the signs and symptoms of professional burnout
  • Identify a personal plan to create and maintain professional wellbeing

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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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.

Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)63
Publish Date12 January 2016
Review Date05 October 2018
Expiry Date12 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Professional Practice Issues
Professional Development
Burnout
Mental Health
Psychosocial Considerations
Teamwork
Communication
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

63 Total Rating(s)

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Penny Whelan
11 Mar 2019

Great chance to look at your level of burnout

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Joy Beukes
10 Mar 2019

Excellent resource that all nurses should use at least once a year.

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Jennifer Magill
09 Mar 2019

Work life balance plays an important role in our lives and I feel it often gets lost in the scheme of things.

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bernadette proctor
07 Mar 2019

I found this very useful and a good reminder of how we should be cared for and care for ourselves

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Sylvia Carino Guadalupe
07 Mar 2019

For me, personally, I find it very useful. It taught me how to recognize early signs of stress in work and how to overcome it. It also taught me how to check on my colleagues suffering from stress.

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
04 Mar 2019

As always, an excellent presentation

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Kate Harrington-O'Brien
03 Mar 2019

i found the presenter particularly engaging and easy to listen to, the subject material while not totally new to me was certainly presented in a down to earth way that keep me engaged. a wonderful reminder to care for myself

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Alysia Ssentamu
01 Mar 2019

This was a great course.

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Lois Scheidegger
27 Feb 2019

I found this resource practical and a message to me personally at a critical time in my nursing career, and as that of a professional remedial massage therapist. These 2 occupations are both of a caring and giving nature, it is important for me to recognize 'burnout' symptoms not only in myself but in my colleagues. Reflection on physical, psychological and spiritual well being is imperative to our own health. Reflective practice allows us to examine our clinical decision making, but it is the emotional deconstruction that makes this tool so effective. A colleague of mine is currently going through a burnout crisis - could I - we, have recognized these symptoms earlier ?? Would I recognize my own burn out symptoms? - yes, with the help of this learning resource, I would, and would also act to resolve it.

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Karen Church
27 Feb 2019

Very well done and so necessary for the modern nurse.