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CPD1h 15m of CPD
Total Rating(s)52
Publish Date12 January 2016
Review Date05 October 2018
Expiry Date12 March 2019
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.

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.


The purpose of the Course is to acknowledge the importance of professional wellbeing, and the impact that professional wellbeing can have on aspects of the care we provide to patients and our personal lives.


Given that we as health professionals 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 and links between stress, burnout and compassion fatigue become clearer.

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


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 in which women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Dr Clarke is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and post-graduate 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. Dr Clarke 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.

CPD1h 15m of CPD
Total Rating(s)52
Publish Date12 January 2016
Review Date05 October 2018
Expiry Date12 March 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Professional Practice Issues
Professional Development
Mental Health
Psychosocial Considerations

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


52 Total Rating(s)

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Emma Jones
15 Feb 2019

needs to not only be taught but enforced especially at the higher levels and training as many who are employed within the industry are doing further studies ie EN-RN RN doing masters ect RN-DR these people need better support and understanig as there studies can take a large part of there time but they also need to work to provide for themselves and family and need time with there families as well

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Ricki-lea Maree Robertson
13 Feb 2019

I highly recommend all nurses listen into this lecture to ensure maximum healthy within you nursing courier.

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Paula Marshall
13 Feb 2019

great reinforcement of knowledge

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Ma. Christina Cate
01 Feb 2019

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Gavin david gaylard
31 Jan 2019


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Denise Basile
27 Jan 2019

This presenter was quite engaging and put forward ideas in a very logical way the steps necessary to plan for personal wellbeing.

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Jane Hadley
09 Jan 2019

Presentation/presenter was clear and fairly informative.

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Alissa Fitzpatrick
04 Jan 2019

I found this resource really helpful as it was realistic of the issues I face with my professional wellbeing and gave me great ideas in a range of areas for how to improve it. These are things that I've previously found helpful but may have forgotten about or undervalued. Thanks for making this learning resource :)

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Elizabeth cronk
21 Dec 2018

This was a wonderful talk and gave some great insight about nursing and burning out. I really found this talk very useful and engaging.

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Alvina Lund
12 Dec 2018

Really enjoyed this VLA. Well presented.