Finding the Time to Care - Addiction and Compassion Fatigue

CPD
27m
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Lecture Overview

Empathy and developing rapport, whilst maintaining boundaries with those in your care, can be the key to lasting change. Geoff Ahern explains why care must be non-judgemental for people who have a dependence, and what to do when withdrawal isn't always successful.

Educators

Portrait of Geoffrey Ahern
Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD27m of CPD
First Published05 November 2017
Updated05 November 2017
Expires
21 September 2018
Topics
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Mental Health
Drugs
Alcohol
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