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Lecture Overview

This session will help you to understand why some personalities are a potential cause of difficult workplace situations. Understand the difference between personality disorders and legitimately toxic behaviour in the workplace, and how you can navigate these relationships to ensure your mental wellbeing is put before all else.


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Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith is a proud and vocal advocate of comprehensive health care with a passion for mental health nursing. Although initially starting her career in general nursing, working across the aged care sector, cardiac, medical, and later emergency departments, Amanda's desire to improve quality outcomes for those suffering with mental distress navigated her career towards mental health nursing and education. For the last 7 years, along with being a clinical practitioner in the mental health care arena, Amanda has additionally been privileged to work alongside some truly amazing academics as a sessional tutor teaching in tertiary institutions in Queensland for undergraduate nursing and paramedic degree students. Amanda's experience spans all facets of mental health nursing from acute triage and assessment, to emergency and special service co-response teams, to high dependency and case management. She is passionate about consumers receiving quality service from first contact throughout their entire mental health journey. She believes the fundamental issue for all consumers is the barriers of stigma and discrimination, which often prevents people from making that initial contact and receiving both accurate physical and mental health assessment. It is Amanda's ongoing intention to address these barriers through drawing on her own journey and experience, as well as through clinical practice, education, and ongoing professional development.




65 Total Rating(s)

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jennifer mcDonald
21 May 2019

interesting and informative

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Anne Gunn
18 May 2019

A very enjoyable lecture . It was clear and concise.

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Sophy Bijumon
17 May 2019

This online learning reinforced existing knowledge. It was directly relevant to my scope as an enrolled nurse in the area of teamwork. I undertook this activity because I wanted to increase my confidence and... I am likely to make changes to my practice. For example, I will make sure to use these information in current practice . Other things I might do include... What I learnt can be useful in educating others, and I do not foresee any barriers getting in the way of applying this and...

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Fema Lyn Quiton
15 May 2019

very good

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Stephanie Nudd
14 May 2019

This was a great lecture, it really got me thinking about work place culture and how we can improve it.

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Kylie Bourne
13 May 2019

Great presentation and gives a good talk, it all relates.

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Jayne Cvetanoski
13 May 2019

Very informative module.

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Tasha Yarrick
12 May 2019

A great course which actually highlights that at many times we ourselves will exhibit also the roles highlighted.

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Kerin Somerville
12 May 2019

I found the speaker engaging and a good practical guide to this topic and strategies

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Catherine Papadopoulos
12 May 2019

Very well presented lecture interesting information