'Burnout'... 'Compassion fatigue'... These are all words as hard-working and dedicated health professionals that we have heard before. However, becoming a resilient practitioner and rediscovering the joy in your work can sometimes be easier said than done. Join Dr Karen-Ann Clarke as she explores some novel ideas on how to improve your work-life balance and regain a sense of thriving in your role.
Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a Registered General and mental health nurse who has worked in a wide variety of acute and community care mental health settings. Working as an academic at the University of the Sunshine Coast, her PhD research explored how women diagnosed with depression made the decision to receive electroconvulsive treatment. She is now engaged in work that focuses on the medicalisation of women’s health and emotional wellbeing. Teaching more than 600 students every year and involved in immersive mental health simulation, Karen-Ann has a passion for working with students in a way that minimises stigma and normalises emotional responses to life.