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



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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