Lecture Overview

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.




14 Total Rating(s)

Very engaging

Emma-Lee Davies Kinsella
08 Jun 2018

Loved his presentation

Megan Loveday
31 May 2018

Great delivery and context

Megan Loveday
31 May 2018


Devika Nandanimala
22 May 2018

excellent information

Angela phelan
22 May 2018

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

Mary Rothery
20 May 2018

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

Sallianne Reed
16 May 2018

Very engaging

Jessica Clissold
16 May 2018


Alisdair Mackenzie
15 May 2018

Informative and encorageing.

Marian Soares
26 Apr 2018

Explains the subject matter well.

Jennifer Margaret Polglase
16 Apr 2018


Michele Selby
28 Mar 2018

Awesome, engaging and relevant!

Veronika Moat
10 Mar 2018

Awesome presentation. Very engaging and spot on!

Veronika Moat
10 Mar 2018

Excellent resource!

Helen Jennings
28 Feb 2018

A very good review of empathy

Keith Wolf
01 Jan 2018

well articulated

Norest Mashonganyika
24 Dec 2017