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CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)195
First Published12 January 2016
Updated17 June 2019
Expires17 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

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 health care. 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.

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CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)195
First Published12 January 2016
Updated17 June 2019
Expires17 June 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Professional Practice Issues
Professional Development
Mental Health
Psychosocial Considerations
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

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195 Total Rating(s)

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Maree Wein
23 Aug 2019

This presentation touch on all aspect of burnout, what to look out for yourself and other; encompassing all form of reflective process that you can do to help yourself and others. even though it was for emergency personal, it also be useful for home life with your children and partners.

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Kathleen Bevan
19 Aug 2019

I found this topic to be very informative and interesting.

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Natsuko Okai
16 Aug 2019

Good module

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Mochamad Rizky
12 Aug 2019


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Larissa Schausinger
11 Aug 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this module.

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Celia Jackson
09 Aug 2019

The first video would not play very well but got better after that

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Natalie Walter
02 Aug 2019

This was excellent thankyou

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Clare Liew
01 Aug 2019

Very good after a slow start. Reinforced knowledge already held but the reframing of it was helpful. I find some of the questions are confusing for me....that may be just an individual response to them.

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Saro Appu
29 Jul 2019

Presenter was very engaging, very clear n informative

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Kathryn Bromley
23 Jul 2019

very thought provoking, interesting to listen to