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Lecture Overview

The thought of being at work when your friends and family are socialising or asleep can create conflict, stir up feelings of guilt, and even resentment. Starting a shift with these emotions inside us is not conducive to connecting with our patients. Knowing that shiftwork is part and parcel of being a 24/7 caring health professional, what strategies can we use to minimise these feelings occurring?

Educators

Portrait of Geoffrey Ahern
Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile

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49 Total Rating(s)
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Cheryl Wheatley
23 May 2019

excellent

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Mariam Tembo
07 May 2019

relevant to my situation

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Sheena Leane
19 Apr 2019

Useful knowledge based in research.

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Reejith Vasu
17 Apr 2019

I will maintain relationships to improve health

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Eva Olsen
07 Apr 2019

Outstanding in simplicity and usefulness, lecturer incredibly likeable

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Julie Hadden
20 Mar 2019

Very good and informative article

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Kathryn Miller
06 Mar 2019

a very engaging nd informative presentation.

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Georgia hart
12 Feb 2019

good

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Kriebel felicja
04 Feb 2019

Very helpful.

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Donna Patterson
28 Jan 2019

Engaging presenter, helpful strategies