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Lecture Overview

Is it healthy to refer to your workplace as a family? What seems like an inclusive way to express how close you are with your colleagues, using the term 'family' in relation to work can often lead to violation of professional boundaries, career progression disappointments and disadvantages, and a tendency to 'marry the job'. This session will look at promoting healthier professional boundaries in your workplace


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Amanda Smith Visit

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.


197 Total Rating(s)
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Shawie Benig
09 Sep 2019

Very informative, short but straight forward.

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Lorna McDonagh
05 Sep 2019

reinforced current knowledge and understanding

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Bill Jackson
04 Sep 2019

Good unit. Great presenter.

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Rachelle Brown
04 Sep 2019

Very informative, great presentation we should all be looking after ourselves and help other to do the same.

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Dorothy Shanks
02 Sep 2019

Great simple easy listening. Very relatable with simple helpful tips and advice.

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Gonda van Baarsen
31 Aug 2019

Easy to listen to , very interactive with the audience

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Sara Thomas
26 Aug 2019

A great reminder that we need to look after our mental health, and that its ok to do so. Highlighted the seriousness of mental health conditions and stratagies to implement, to prevent the workplace having a negative impact on our mental health.

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Maryanne O'Neill
20 Aug 2019

General definition and practical steps to work within and towards a healthy workplace. A collaboration of concepts to advise a Nurse to works towards in establishing this type of environment between Employer and Employee.

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Dominic Passalacqua
19 Aug 2019

well presented, very informative

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Manjeet kaur
19 Aug 2019

Healthy workplace refers to when employer and employees are getting support from each other to maintain health and wellbeing physically as well as mentally. Workplace unhealthiness leads to mental stress and mental illness. Support urself and others at the workplace. Seek assistance if you need to.