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From Burnout to Fabulous:

A journey of wellness

05 – 09 October 2022 | Cruising to Moreton Island departing Sydney | 12 CPD Hours

Conference Synopsis:

In this conference we will examine resilience and how it links to healthy boundaries and mental wellbeing in the healthcare professions.

The issue of what causes burnout will be examined in depth.

We will also gain insight into our own personalities and how having this knowledge enables us to develop a higher level of emotional intelligence which assists us with resilience and developing boundaries.

The content is vital knowledge for all of us as we face the unique challenges around us currently. Not only for our own self-development but also to have the knowledge and skills to provide support to our families and friends and colleagues.

Learning Outcomes:

In this conference you will:

  • Explore the concept of Burnout
  • Understand what wellness looks like
  • Investigate resilience
  • Learn about professional boundaries and gain tools on being assertive in difficult situations

You will also learn:

  • How we experience work can impact all areas of our life
  • What defines workplace culture and how you can be a change agent in same
  • What your personality profile is
  • How that personality profile could expose you to burnout and the way in which you function in your personal and professional life
  • How self-esteem is developed in childhood and how it can affect the adult
  • Tips to gain confidence and increase self-esteem which has a direct link to physical and mental health
  • The effects of burnout on the individual
  • Situations that can lead to burnout
  • How we can prevent burnout
  • If Burnout has occurred strategies that we can use to manage same
  • About mindfulness and the benefits of same.
  • What resilience is and how to increase strength and avoid patterns that hinder development of resilience
  • Meditation practices to manage stress, decrease anxiety and enhance performance
  • Practical tips on how to be assertive in difficult situations
  • About the concept of flourishing and what wellness looks like

Who is this conference for:

Nurses wanting to explore the concept of wellness, burnout, and strategies to assist in the prevention of burnout or how to get back your “WHO” after burnout has happened. The content will be delivered in a supportive environment by skilled and knowledgeable facilitators. This is a time for you to take the opportunity to relax, revive, and learn.

Our Presenters:

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Anne Evans-Murray

R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV in Mediation

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. 

Anne Evans-Murray

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

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Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN

Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN

Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

Sue Walker

Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

“Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system, it is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.”

Anne Evans-Murray

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

Nursing CPD Institute

Is this part of my Continuing Professional Development (CPD):

Yes, it is!

Under the code of conduct in Domain 7: Promote Health and Wellbeing,  the value statement that we, as Nurses and Midwives are required to abide by is:

“Nurses and Midwives promote health and wellbeing for people and their families, colleagues, the broader community and themselves in a way that addresses health inequality.”

This means that the information and education provided at this retreat is perfect to meet your obligations under this domain and thus claimable as a CPD activity.

The Program:

The program content is provided by our expert Educator with extensive clinical and education experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room and there is an online library that is open one month prior to the actual conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentations form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two-week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

DAY ONE: 05 Oct 2022 | Depart Sydney

1600

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to the port.

1730 – 1830

Conference Welcome and Registration Function

Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

All delegates are required to attend the conference registration session in order to collect their conference pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their CPD certificate.

DAY TWO: 06 Oct 2022 | At Sea | Conference Day

0800 – 0830

DEFINING WELLNESS | SUE WALKER

In this session we will discuss wellness as a concept and how the impact of our work can influence all aspects of our life. Workplace culture will be explored and the responsibilities of both the organisation and the individual will be discussed.

    0830 – 1000

    PERSONALITY PROFILE | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY

    Increasing Emotional Intelligence

    In this session, we will complete the profile so that you have a greater understanding of your personality and your WHO. The content will provide you direction when we explore the concept of burnout and assertion training

      1000 – 1100

      Break 

        1100 – 1200

        SELF-ESTEEM – DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE AND IMPROVING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY

        An exploration of how self-esteem is developed in childhood and how it can affect the adult. This session will also give you tips to gain confidence and increase self-esteem which has a direct link to physical and mental health.

          1200 – 1300

          BURNOUT | SUE WALKER

          Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. We will explore the effects of burnout on the psychological health of health care workers and the issue of suicide in our field.

            1300 – 1500

            Lunch

              1500 – 1600

              BURNOUT | SUE WALKER 

              Let’s explore how to prevent burnout and if it has occurred what can we do.

              In this session, we will investigate mindfulness and the benefits of same.

                1600 – 1700

                RESILIENCE AND GRIEF | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY

                This session will outline the definition of resilience and the steps required to increase resilience. It will draw on the knowledge gained in the burnout session and how to increase strength and avoid patterns that hinder development of resilience. It will examine how a resilient person manages grief.

                  DAY THREE:  07 Oct 2022 | Moreton Island

                  0800 – 2000

                  Explore this port of call at your leisure

                  Moreton Island is made entirely of sand and is home to Mount Tempest – the world highest coastal sand dune. With its white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and the iconic Tangalooma Ship wrecks, you will have a fabulous time exploring this port of call. 

                  Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

                  1800

                  Optional Get Together

                  If you like you can meet with Conference convenors at the Our House Sports Bar to catch up on the days events.

                    Day Four: 08 Oct 2022 | At Sea | Conference Day

                    0700 – 0800

                    Meditation Practice | Sue Walker | Self-directed activity found in the online library

                    Meditation is a mindfulness strategy that, with practice, will allow you to manage anxiety, control your stress response, and focus on the issue at hand. These guided meditation activities are provided for you to practice throughout the Conference and ongoing into the future.

                      0800 – 0900

                      ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS AND ADRENAL FATIGUE FROM CONSTANT STRESS | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY | Self-directed activity found in the online library

                      Exploration of the physical and mental effects of stress and how it can affect the nurse. Discussion of how chronic work and home stress that nurses have which is linked to poor health. Exploring the link of personality traits to the exacerbation of stress, anxiety and panic attacks.

                        0900 – 1000

                        WHAT DOES FABULOUS LOOK LIKE? | SUE WALKER

                        Flourishing refers to the experience of life going well. It is a combination of feeling good and functioning effectively. Flourishing is synonymous with a high level of mental wellbeing, and it epitomises mental health

                          1000 – 1100

                          COMMUNICATION AND ASSERTION | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY 

                          How to manage difficult people and situations and gain knowledge on the importance of body language, gender issues and avoidance of traps in communication.

                            1100 – 1400

                            Break 

                              1400 – 1500

                              PROFESSIONAL BOUNDARIES | SUE WALKER

                              In this session, we will explore how to be professionally close but retain you’re your personal distance.

                                1500 – 1600

                                ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING | ANNE EVANS-MURRAY

                                Designed to assist the person to grow and develop powerful communication skills. The attendees will, in a relaxed environment, observe the two experienced facilitators performing role play, demonstrating how to deflect criticism, stop people interrupting you and learn the essential ability to say no.

                                Included is the Emotional Freedom technique and I’m ok exercise. Developing neural pathways that assist you to assertively confront a difficult person.

                                Conference summary and conclusion

                                  1800

                                  Conference Farewell Reception | Venue: TBA

                                  Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home..

                                  Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

                                  Day Five: 22 Oct 2021 | Arrive Sydney

                                  0630

                                  Disembark – safe travels!

                                  Conference Registration Cost

                                  $590.00 inc GST

                                  Costs and Inclusions

                                  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
                                  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
                                  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
                                  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
                                  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
                                  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice (device not included)
                                  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
                                    The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
                                  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
                                  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter
                                  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

                                  What’s not Included:

                                  • Travel costs
                                  • Cabin costs
                                  • Travel Insurance

                                  What you don’t have to worry about:

                                  • Housework
                                  • Cooking Meals
                                  • The Boss

                                  Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.

                                  This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

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                                  Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.