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CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)217
First Published
Updated17 June 2019
Expires 17 June 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course acknowledges the importance of professional wellbeing and will provide practical tips to enhance your wellbeing at work, including how to recognise signs of burnout.

  • How to achieve a work-life balance,
  • What is professional burnout?
  • Creating a personal plan for your professional wellbeing.

Being employed in a fulfilling job can have psychological benefits, flowing onto the 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 on 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.


The purpose of this Course is to reinforce the impact that professional burnout can have on the care we provide to patients and our personal lives and to provide strategies to increase professional wellbeing.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use reflection and new knowledge to gain insight into factors that may cause personal stress and burnout.
  • Be familiar with the signs and symptoms of professional burnout in order to recognise early in yourself.
  • Be able to implement a personal plan to create and maintain professional wellbeing over the next 12 months.
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to all registered nurses and other healthcare professionals, regardless of the practice setting, given the prevalent nature of professional burnout and the importance of professional wellbeing.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Karen-Ann Clarke Visit

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered nurse and a specialised mental health nurse with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental healthcare. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.

Learner Reviews

217 Total Rating(s)
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Nyree Nyree
15 Oct 2019


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Claire Stevens Stevens
14 Oct 2019

good resources and referernces that I will intend to share with colleagues and others

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Susan Schlziio
11 Oct 2019

I found the presenter to be engaging and very helpful

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Bronte Galea
02 Oct 2019

Interesting statistics.

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Suzanne Beekman-Cheney
01 Oct 2019

This resource discusses how a good work-life balance is essential to avoid burnout. Management of Physical, Psychological & Spiritual health can assist in achieving that goal. Strategies were given as a guide to improve a person’s function within those three categories which will have a positive impact within the professional & personal setting.

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Vicki Maree Fursey
28 Sep 2019

Excellent presentation,covered a variety of interesting topics and strategies,and will apply these to my work and life

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Katy Mentiplay
24 Sep 2019

I found the education was provided with a gentle delivery. The topics discussed can be sensitive and personal. The educator was engaging and clear in her sharing of such relevant information in my view

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Angela Tomaras
22 Sep 2019

very reflective

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22 Sep 2019


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Glenys Charles
17 Sep 2019

Very True Course and Helpful Advice for all Persons at risk of Burnout.