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Lecture Overview

Did I sign that medication chart? Did I do the right thing? Should I call work and check? You are not alone if these doubts filter through your mind on your way home from a long shift! Learn how to feel better satisfied that your work is done and establish clear boundaries between your professional and personal lives - the key ingredients to surviving shiftwork.


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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


113 Total Rating(s)
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Sandra Brimelow
27 May 2019

It was a great topic, work life balance is important. Taking work home is not a healthy option, and this was a great reminder.

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Tina Stewart
24 May 2019

It was good

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Brandon Nguyen
22 May 2019

Good overview for self care

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Sally Callan
22 May 2019

Geoff is always engaging and thought-provoking. Some interesting topics discussed particularly the importance of positive talk

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Jessica Johanson
21 May 2019

true and needed topic to be discussed.

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Claire sibson
20 May 2019

Excellent presentation, a lot of food for thought

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Colin Gardiner
02 May 2019

Excellent session with good tips. Very helpful

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Debby Natalia
25 Apr 2019

It is very informative, practical and applicable for myself as a registered nurse as well as a human being.

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Gertrude Manyota
23 Apr 2019

Very useful information to practice at work.

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Lynette hodder
22 Apr 2019

A very interesting and a pleasure to watch