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Lecture Overview

Why is it that, more often than not, nurses are not recognised for what they do? Join Sean Smith for this heartwarming discussion about ways we can give credit where credit is due, to those above, below, and alongside us. These simple tips will help you find greater satisfaction in your work.


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Sean Smith

Sean Smith has had the privilege of working in health care for three decades in more than a dozen countries around the world. Commencing his clinical career as a registered nurse, Sean progressed into hospital management, before spending eight years as the CEO of a large healthcare provider. Sean has built two healthcare businesses and consulted to industry around health informatics, healthcare management, and healthcare strategy. Sean is currently the CEO and DON of Mackay Private Hospital and Adjunct Senior Lecturer for Flinders University’s Master of Hospital Administration degree in China. Sean has experience with clinical and non-clinical systems planning, implementation, and deployment in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the United Kingdom. With a passion for healthcare education, Sean has educated from university healthcare students in Australia to community health workers in Papua New Guinea. Sean provides clear, concise consultation through his experience in clinical management and information technology, to ensure projects are delivered with the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders, on budget and on time. His passions are strategy in health care, quality in clinical practice, and excellence in health management. Sean holds a Master of Business Administration, a graduate diploma in advanced nursing, and is a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Health Informatics Society of Australia. Sean continues to provide leadership and strategic direction for all stakeholders to deliver the highest possible standards to exceed current and future healthcare needs. See Educator Profile


10 Total Rating(s)
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Michael Lindsay
26 May 2019

interesting and well presented

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Stephen Dunk
27 May 2018

will defiantly watch again

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Helen Bourke
21 May 2018

LOVE THIS! This lecture is a must for managers, educators, and mentors in the healthcare setting. Authentic praise, giving credit where credit is due is the foundation for keeping our nurses interested and passionate about their roles that have a positive flow-on effect for the person, unit, facility and ultimately the patient. Negative comments that belittle and undermine a persons confidence and ability in the workplace is a recipe for disaster for all concerned.

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Wendy Noye
20 May 2018


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09 May 2018


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30 Apr 2018


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Sue Steckyj
25 Apr 2018

The educator was engaging and kept all parties motivated.

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Helen Bensley
22 Apr 2018

Great positive suggestions to improve affirmation in the workplace in a variety of ways in the hope of a more positive and healthy environment.

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Maree Findlay
10 Apr 2018

Interesting to listen to.

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Rachel Bryant
19 Mar 2018

Extremely important and informative discussion on an area often overlooked

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Total Rating(s)  10
First Published07 March 2018
Updated07 March 2018
Expires 22 February 2021
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