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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.
Who is this event for?:
Any Nurse registered with AHPRA, 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.
In this seminar 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
- How to manage criticism
- How to say no
- How to set limits and many other practical tips that you can apply in both your professional and personal life
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 & Griffith University.
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 of lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.
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-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertivness 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.
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 is a 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.”
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 education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.
No matter what Conference you attend, you always need accommodation. A cruise ship provides a fantastic all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.
The Nurses for Nurses Network combines excellent 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 the online library which is open 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/s 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 before the commencement date so you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities before, there is a two-week window after the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.
Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.
Day one: 05 Oct 2022 | Depart Sydney
Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to port.
Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.
Day two: 06 Oct 2022 | at sea | Conference Day
This is a full Conference day. Topics covered today:
- Defining Wellness
- Personality Profile
- Self-esteem: Developing Confidence and Improving Physical and Mental Health
- Resilience and grief
Day three: 07 Oct 2022 | Moreton Island
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.
Day four AM: 08 Oct 2022 | At Sea | Conference Day
This is a full Conference day. Topics covered today:
- Meditation Practice
- Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Adrenal Fatigue from Constant Stress
- What does fabulous look like?
- Communication and Assertion
- Professional Boundaries
- Assertiveness Training
Day Four PM: 08 Oct 2022 | Farewell Function
Evening: Tonight we say our final goodbyes to new friends as we enjoy a farewell function.
Day Five: 09 Oct 2022 | Arrive Sydney
Disembark in Sydney, Safe travels!
Carnival Splendor has it all! Being the length of 3 football fields it holds a huge amount of fun-filled activities onboard for you to enjoy.
Refurbished in 2019, including Fun-Ship 2.0 upgrades including the Green Thunder Waterslide & Waterpark, Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina and the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.
Take time to relax, explore and have fun.
Let’s talk about your accommodation
Relax in a style & smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.
All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.
You’ve got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.
There is plenty of choice but where to start? Including four new dining options – Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Pizzeria del Capitano and Seafood Shack.
Relax and unwind
Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. We know — sitting at home, it’s hard to imagine that, but trust us — it’s really, really nice to have a place to unwind from the day’s excitement.
Escape to a world designed, from the ground up, for relaxation. Cloud 9 Spa staff are masters (or, maybe more like artists) trained in the craft of simply helping you chill.
take in a stage show
Here’s your chance to dip a toe into onboard entertainment, activities, bars and more… so that when you cruise, you’re ready to dive headfirst into the fun.
There’s stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.
Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.
Sue presented the course well, showing she had a deal of knowledge in this area. She included personal antidotes in her presentation. She was easy to listen to and I gained a great deal from the presentation.
I found both presenters [Anne & Sue] very open to interactive learning. I would be keen to attend further seminars held by both fabulous teachers!
It was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the presenter and the manner in which she presented the content. I would really recommend it to everyone. And oh yes a great holiday for the family to while we learnt.