35m
Geoffrey Ahern
15 March 2018

Managing Feelings of Disconnect on Nightshift

The thought of being at work when your friends and family are socialising or asleep can create conflict, stir up feelings of guilt, and even resentment. Starting a shift with these emotions inside us is not conducive to connecting with our patients. Knowing that shiftwork is part and parcel of being a 24/7 caring health professional, what strategies can we use to minimise these feelings occurring?

Educator

Geoffrey Ahern

Educator

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 in educating other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems and also 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.

Comments

19 Jun 2018
Excellent lecture
11 Jun 2018
excellent advice
31 May 2018
keep on swimming :)
31 May 2018
interesting resource
31 May 2018
Thank you, very interesting topics covered
30 May 2018
Very much needed reminder.
27 May 2018
Places things into clear perspective
25 May 2018
Another fantastic lecture from this presenter.
23 May 2018
Very interesting presentation
23 May 2018
A wonderfull speaker
23 May 2018
Great talk. Geoffrey is so easy to listen to.
21 May 2018
This man is as engaging as ever.
21 May 2018
Engaging presenter and reinforcement of my knowledge.
17 May 2018
Helpful
16 May 2018
excellent speaker would be interested in watching or attending his lectures
15 May 2018
Excellent. Would like to hear more from this lecturer.
15 May 2018
thanks
14 May 2018
Excellent and entertaining, provided a good insight as to why I feel disconnected sometimes
13 May 2018
Excellent
11 May 2018
Great lecture for all shiftworkers!
09 May 2018
This Educator was very easy to listen to. Very engaging. The topic was extremely apt to our work environment.
09 May 2018
Great
09 May 2018
Informative and inspiring
06 May 2018
Really good.
05 May 2018
good
04 May 2018
Excellent Educator. Funny, to the point and hit on some crucial evidence and information.
03 May 2018
This course was very informative. As a night shifter for most of my career, I could really relate to what was said.
02 May 2018
Great topic
01 May 2018
01 May 2018
An excellent presentation.Very engaging..
01 May 2018
This is an excellent information
30 Apr 2018
Another excellent and relevant presentation by Geoff.
30 Apr 2018
Another excellent presentation by Geoff.
30 Apr 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Speaker was very engaging. Great Lecture. 30/4/18
27 Apr 2018
A very engaging speaker. Very interesting content.
27 Apr 2018
I really enjoyed this presentation. Geoff Ahern is always very informative and an empathetic speaker who relates well to the audience. Great lecture.
26 Apr 2018
Excellent presentation
26 Apr 2018
Very interesting.
26 Apr 2018
Really enjoyed this lecture. Great speaker and very informative.
26 Apr 2018
Very good topic!
25 Apr 2018
A good topic.
25 Apr 2018
Interesting
24 Apr 2018
I really like this presenter. He seems very emapthic and is focussing on areas of human growth and evolution which I feel are very pertinent now, especially disconnection and loneliness.
24 Apr 2018
I love this presenter. A nice balance of empathy, feeling and reason. I like his reference to Viktor Frankl (Finding meaning in suffering) and especially, CONNECTIONS with others.
23 Apr 2018
Really interesting and engaging speaker learnt a lot
21 Apr 2018
Resourceful and interesting.
20 Apr 2018
Engaging presenter, interesting info.
19 Apr 2018
This was a helpful topic.
19 Apr 2018
GOOd
19 Apr 2018
Good common sense session. Good stuff about touching. I have felt the need to hug my colleagues esp at the end of shift .it means closure of another shift and reassurance that all is well
18 Apr 2018
great presenter

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