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Pathological behaviours are complex and can have devastating consequences if left unrecognised and unmanaged. This conference will enable you to consider practical solutions to this persistent area of stress and conflict. Topics include:
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Negative behaviours, such as lying, manipulation and exploitation, are often a topic of conversation in a workplace environment. This session will look deeper into pathological behaviours and where it all begins. This opening session includes:
Everybody lies, but what if nearly everything that comes out of someone’s mouth is a lie? This session explores pathological lying – frequent and repeated lying during a prolonged period of time – and will discuss:
What’s wrong? Why are you acting that way? We can often quickly judge a colleague’s actions during a shift. However, there is often an underlying reason for why a person is acting in that particular way. Understanding the impact of adverse childhood events and cumulative stressors later in life is essential if we are to create a safe environment that promotes resilience. This session will turn the tables and discuss the emotions of your colleagues. It includes:
Too often, people in the workplace experience negative emotions as a result of incivility. This, clearly, can be destructive and lead to disengaged workplaces where no one benefits. Establishing and maintaining clear personal boundaries has proven to be an effective strategy for dealing with the unpredictable and unstable behaviours of others, including other staff. This session highlights:
Of the different types of narcissists, covert narcissists are the hardest to spot. Often referred to as “closet narcissists”, they may come across as the opposite of a narcissist, only to show their true colours in the end. This session will discuss the following topics:
A considerable challenge for all staff is dealing with bullies who operate “under the radar”. The insidious nature of this type of highly destructive behaviour can be a management nightmare and affect morale because it is so difficult to detect. This session looks at:
Involving manipulation and deceit, gaslighting is more than plain and simple bullying since the affected person may end up questioning their sanity. This session will focus on an increasingly popular concept and includes:
The regulation of practice aims to mitigate a range of risks by providing a framework for safe, legal, professional, ethical and accountable practice. What happens when a person’s behaviour falls outside of this? What if we believe that public protection is placed in doubt because of the pathological behaviour of a health professional?
Narcissistic people enjoy attention and, sometimes, they are willing to do anything to get it. This session looks at the deadly side of narcissism and includes:
Like any survivor of abuse, those who have received narcissistic abuse may develop long-term mental health issues. This session will consider why some people who have experienced narcissistic abuse proceed to develop PTSD. It includes:
Working with pathological people often results in continued conflict. This is likely to be detrimental to health, wellbeing and patient or client outcomes. Clear communication when faced with hostility and a calm head can help YOU manage conflict better. This interactive session looks at:
Where does toxic behaviour in the workplace come from? Is it simply that people behave poorly at times or is there something underlying this behaviour? Almost half of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime and almost all of us experience stress. In this session, you will:
Pathological behaviours are the subject of endless discussions in the workplace. The term is used to explain a raft of bad behaviours, including lying, manipulation, and exploitation. Understanding their implications will assist those who are at the receiving end and those who may not have identified these behaviours within themselves. In addition, it will ensure that workplace productivity and patient outcomes are not undermined by petulant and self-serving attitudes.
The purpose of this conference is for nurses and midwives to be able to identify and understand destructive interpersonal and organisational relationships that adversely affect them and their patients in the workplace, as well as considering strategies to overcome such pathological behaviours.
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