The Power of Empathy

20m of CPD
Geoffrey Ahern
15 October 2017

Are you nursing with your head or your heart? The delivery of task and protocol-oriented care can often leave us losing sight of our core care intentions. In this talk, Geoffrey Ahern will prompt you to re-examine the power of empathy and connecting with patients and their personal stories.


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 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.


Emma-Lee Davies Kinsella08 Jun 2018
Very engaging

Megan Loveday31 May 2018
Loved his presentation

Megan Loveday31 May 2018
Great delivery and context

Devika Nandanimala22 May 2018

Angela phelan22 May 2018
excellent information

Mary Rothery20 May 2018
This is a really good talk which provides explanations for the feeling of ‘burn out’

Sallianne Reed16 May 2018
once again this lecturer has shown the need for self care especially when our profession can deplete us as a human being

Jessica Clissold16 May 2018
Very engaging

Alisdair Mackenzie15 May 2018

Marian Soares26 Apr 2018
Informative and encorageing.

Jennifer Margaret Polglase16 Apr 2018
Explains the subject matter well.

Michele Selby28 Mar 2018

Veronika Moat10 Mar 2018
Awesome, engaging and relevant!

Veronika Moat10 Mar 2018
Awesome presentation. Very engaging and spot on!

Helen Jennings28 Feb 2018
Excellent resource!

Keith Wolf01 Jan 2018
A very good review of empathy

Norest Mashonganyika24 Dec 2017
well articulated

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