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Are you feeling unhappy, stressed, and burnt out? Are you reluctant to go back to work after days off and questioning your commitment to your nursing career? Are you feeling guilty that you’ve used up all your sick leave for mental health days? Well, you are not alone! Take time out to attend this popular conference. Learn how to tackle stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue in nursing. Topics include:
Burnout is now recognised as an occupational phenomenon - although it’s not a medical condition. It can manifest as exhaustion, ‘increased mental distance’ from work, and reduced professional efficacy (WHO, 2019). The complex combination of stressors results in impaired well-being, costly sick leave and a potential decrease in the quality of patient care. In order to combat these mental health vulnerabilities, it is important to understand the psychology underpinning stress and burnout. Strategies that develop resilience can assist in preventing these insidious professional dangers from occurring and at the same time, raise the quality of patient care.
To provide nurses with strategies that will assist in reducing stress and burnout, increase personal wellness and job satisfaction, and also to enhance patient care.
Dr Jill Beattie is a senior research fellow at Monash University, Victoria. Jill is also a mindfulness-based emotional fitness consultant in her performance enhancement consultancy, providing education and consultancy services for organisations and groups, including health services staff, pregnant women and partners of defence force personnel. Individual services are also provided for people with stress, trauma, anxiety and depression. Jill has a background and qualifications in nursing, midwifery, education, management, research and clinical practice. In addition to mindfulness-based experiential learning and practice, Jill’s most recent area of research and teaching has been in workplace violence and aggression and emotional trauma. Read More
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. Read More