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Cover image for lecture: What is a 'Healthy' Workplace?

Lecture Overview

Is it healthy to refer to your workplace as a family? What seems like an inclusive way to express how close you are with your colleagues, using the term 'family' in relation to work can often lead to violation of professional boundaries, career progression disappointments and disadvantages, and a tendency to 'marry the job'. This session will look at promoting healthier professional boundaries in your workplace

Educators

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Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a proud and vocal advocate of comprehensive health care with a passion for mental health nursing. Although initially starting her career in general nursing, working across the aged care sector, cardiac, medical, and later emergency departments, Amanda's desire to improve quality outcomes for those suffering with mental distress navigated her career towards mental health nursing and education. For the last 7 years, along with being a clinical practitioner in the mental health care arena, Amanda has additionally been privileged to work alongside some truly amazing academics as a sessional tutor teaching in tertiary institutions in Queensland for undergraduate nursing and paramedic degree students. Amanda's experience spans all facets of mental health nursing from acute triage and assessment, to emergency and special service co-response teams, to high dependency and case management. She is passionate about consumers receiving quality service from first contact throughout their entire mental health journey. She believes the fundamental issue for all consumers is the barriers of stigma and discrimination, which often prevents people from making that initial contact and receiving both accurate physical and mental health assessment. It is Amanda's ongoing intention to address these barriers through drawing on her own journey and experience, as well as through clinical practice, education, and ongoing professional development. See Educator Profile

Reviews

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226 Total Rating(s)
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stanley catts
19 Feb 2020

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Di Meiklejohn
29 Jan 2020

It was insightful into the negative effects of a ward which has a "family" environment and the need to step back, set clear professional and personal boundaries. To reflect upon what sort of behaviour I don't want to engage in. The video has also made me want to investigate what is workplace bullying.

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Manjit Kaur
28 Jan 2020

goid source of knowledge about healthy environment at work

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Lesley Baker
18 Jan 2020

This is a good topic for all people to view as a lot is relevant to other work areas. I would also be reviewing this video from time to time just to enforce my decisions and use as a reminder of healthy work ethics

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Lesley Baker
18 Jan 2020

This lecture reinforces what was already taught and is in force in all work places. It is a good video to watch over and over again to refresh working environments.

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Wegahta ASGEDOM
16 Jan 2020

Very good resources and information

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Tina Morse
15 Jan 2020

Excellent lecture well presented and so relevant to work place situations

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Louise Riggs
15 Jan 2020

Concise food for thought and gentle reminders to what we already know.

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Louise Riggs
15 Jan 2020

A concise, food for thought activiity.

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Peter Sheridan
15 Jan 2020

I cant see SAAS changing in the short term until they get rid of the personnel that continue to be the problem. I have seen terrible things done to people by managers that all support each other without consideration to the truth and they will leave a staff member in a sobbing dribbling mess util they leave. All I cant still do is be the best I can be to my colleges, and avoid management as I don't trust them.