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1h 15m

Professional Wellbeing

This Course acknowledges the importance of professional wellbeing.

12 Jan 2016

Learning Outcomes


Describe the concept of work-life balance and how it is used to describe a state of health


List the signs and symptoms of professional burnout


Identify a personal plan to create and maintain professional wellbeing



I found the seminar quite draining. The focus on negative aspects nursing was intense and I felt needed to be balanced with a positive comments. -- 12 Jun 2018
Loved the presenter. Really made me self reflect -- 31 May 2018
extremely interesting information and practical advice -- 30 May 2018
This is such a crucial topic! I agree that nurses are often bad at caring for themselves and the practical and thoughtful advice in this course will be invaluable to many of us. -- 29 May 2018
A good reflection to all Health Professionals to ensure our personal well being is looked after. It is an eye opener. -- 29 May 2018
Wonderful presentation. -- 29 May 2018
Professional well being is so important so that we as nurses don't forget to look after ourselves. -- 28 May 2018
very informative -- 28 May 2018
I enjoyed this presentation on a topic which we all could gain further insight from -- 28 May 2018
Gret tips in this talk/ education. Definately going to implement these on a daily basis -- 27 May 2018
Spelled out quite clearly steps to prevent burnout. Very helpful -- 25 May 2018
Thank you so much. Very informative and helpful for my education of new staff. -- 25 May 2018
Excellent course as Nurses we can not care for others unless we take care of ourselves. -- 24 May 2018
Very informative VLA -- 24 May 2018
This VLA is very educating for nurses and other health professionals on how to keep good professional wellbeing. -- 22 May 2018
Great lecture. -- 19 May 2018
Good advice and easy to follow. -- 14 May 2018
Great lecture very informative and useful. -- 12 May 2018
This is a very useful resource. It provides an insight into nursing behaviours and the emerging ward culture. -- 08 May 2018
The educator was engaging -- 08 May 2018
Interesting and informative presentation. Highly recommend. -- 02 May 2018
Absolutely excellent! Thank you :-) -- 29 Apr 2018
very good -- 26 Apr 2018
GREAT KNOWLEDGE -- 20 Apr 2018
good -- 19 Apr 2018
Great information and resources for self-maintenance. -- 11 Apr 2018
Great -- 11 Apr 2018
Very educational and informative in teaching awareness of professional burnout -- 07 Apr 2018
Every new grad should watch this instead having the expectation of compensating. -- 07 Apr 2018
Excellent -- 06 Feb 2018
Excellent, worthwhile watching as it reinforces what we as nurses deal with and how it affects us and what we can do about it ourselves ! Keep it achievable and sustaininable -- 03 Feb 2018
Having experienced burn-out myself, I found this talk to be informative and comforting. Symptoms such as tiredness and disengagement are common and not signs of something more sinister. -- 31 Jan 2018
very informative and helpful for us nurses -- 30 Jan 2018
Excellent suggestions and presented well. -- 26 Jan 2018
Very informative and useful. Some very interesting facts and figures. -- 23 Jan 2018
This is a very important resource to remind us to plan and focus on our work/life balance wellbeing -- 03 Jan 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals -- 01 Jan 2018
well presented material -- 24 Dec 2017
This was a well presented lecture, and relevant to all nurses. -- 19 Dec 2017
Very thought provoking session. Encouraging nursing to care for themselves in order to be good nurses -- 16 Dec 2017
A very valuable reminder of the importance of self care and self awareness. Well delivered - great reminder of the cost of "As soon as..." and that "Our greatest tool is - Self". -- 13 Dec 2017
I really enjoyed the presentation, it was a great reinforcement of the importance of this subject. -- 12 Dec 2017

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Work-Life balance
  • Professional burnout
  • Personal plan for professional wellbeing

Target audience

All healthcare professionals involved in providing health care, regardless of where that service is based.


Acknowledge the importance of professional wellbeing, which consists of elements of physical, mental, social and spiritual health. It is important to understand the impact that professional wellbeing can have on aspects of the care we provide to patients and our personal lives.


Being employed in a fulfilling job can have psychological benefits, flowing on to physical benefits of productive health. Conversely, under-employment and stressful working conditions can have adverse impacts on a person’s health. Professional burnout is becoming a very common phenomenon in today’s employment environments and needs to be addressed to protect both the patient and clinician.

Given that we engage in work practices and environments that have an impact upon our health and mental wellbeing, there is a need to understand the concept of work-life balance and professional wellbeing. Strategies to overcome some of these environmental, interpersonal and social challenges must be explored as work demands increase.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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