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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


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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


211 Total Rating(s)
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Obinna Iroeche
26 Nov 2019

The course content is highly informative and helpful.

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Lee Meng Lim
04 Nov 2019

Useful and easy to access.

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Felicity Ann Woolcock
03 Nov 2019

This was very insightful and relevant, well presented and provides the participants with opportunity for self reflection.

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cheryl chrzanowski
17 Oct 2019

gave new insight into general knowledge.

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Michele Selby
14 Oct 2019

Excellent presentation. Good tips on not participating in workplace gossip.

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Anna Carkeet
13 Oct 2019

really good lecture!

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Andrea Quaile
12 Oct 2019

Excellent presentation. Engaging

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Neil Hobbs
03 Oct 2019

Great course and good presentation

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Lynne Shanahan
02 Oct 2019

Excellent presenter with great mental health knowledge

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Svetlana Medic
01 Oct 2019

Short but very impressive and informative presentation. Thanks