Optimising Wellness in Health Care Workers
Wellness for clinicians matters, not just in its own right, but because it affects performance. As clinicians, we have the following expectations within our workplace. We expect that our environment will be physically and psychologically safe; we expect that we will be resourced and enabled to do an effective job; we expect that we will be supported and given the opportunity to develop our professional skills.
The complexities of healthcare organisations, our workloads, targets and other factors can challenge these expectations and erode our wellness, resulting in stress, burnout, and mental illness. This interactive Conference invites attendees to reflect on some key themes that will shift their frame on why clinician wellness matters.
We will explain the hard science behind stress and wellness, including the biology of stress and burnout, and introduce them to a number of strategies to enhance their own wellness and performance.
Strategies will be discussed at the level of individual wellness, team wellness and also what can be implemented at an organisational level to enhance overall performance.
At the end of this Conference, attendees will have gained a broad and deep understanding of their personal and professional wellness. They will be equipped with the language and science to communicate their own ideas and reflections. Finally, they will have explored strategies that they may modify and implement individually or within their workplaces.
The Conference Themes:
- Explore the rationale for Clinical Wellness
- Understand the pathophysiology of Stress, Depression and Wellness
- Examine the scientific basis for Enhancing your Wellness and Performance
- Identify the process for translating Ideas into Actions : from Individual to Organisational Wellness
Shahina Braganza is a senior emergency physician in Queensland, Australia. She has previously also been a Director of Clinical Training, supporting hospital-wide prevocational doctors.
She is passionate about “non-technical” skills in medicine and has a particular interest in professionalism, communication and emotional situational awareness. Her work will be done when such skills and attributes are no longer considered optional extras, but as core qualities demanded by the healthcare profession.
She also has a keen interest in wellbeing, resilience and balance. She is outspoken about sharing stories of vulnerability, imperfection and courage. Her portfolio in the ED includes coordinating inter-professional education, ED-mental health service liaison, various commitments with the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, and the oneED wellness project.
Chris Stapelberg is the Professor for Mental Health at Bond University and the Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland, Australia. He is a medical doctor and senior staff specialist in psychiatry, working at the Gold Coast University Hospital as a consultation liaison psychiatrist.
Chris has been researching stress and major depression since 2009. He has undertaken work mapping the network of physiological pathways in stress and depression, using a systems biology framework. He is also studying biomarkers in the context of stress and major depression.
He completed his PhD studying the impact of depression on heart rate variability in people with, and without, coronary heart disease. He is the principal investigator, or a co-investigator on a number of research projects in this area.
He also leads the evaluation of the Gold Coast Health Suicide Prevention Strategy, one of the largest implementations of the Zero Suicide Framework in Australia. Chris is also an invited Expert on depression for the Global Burden of Disease Project with the World Health Organisation since 2013.
When he is not doing work in clinical health and research, Chris spends time with his wife and two daughters. When he has spare time, Chris does digital art and loves to cook.
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|Day and Location||Events|
|Day 1: Thursday 2nd April
Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Brisbane.
Evening: Enjoy a chance to mingle and have a drink with the other attendees at the Conference Registration.
|Day 2: Friday 3rd April
Cruising: At Sea
Why Wellness? Wellness in Healthcare Workers Matters for More Than the
The session will then look at sources of Stress and the Patient-Clinician Contract, as well as
Sessions will consist of presentations and interactive sections.
|Day 3: Saturday 4th April
Cruising: At Sea
The Biology of Chronic Stress, Burnout and Wellness
This session presents the pathophysiology of Stress, Depression and Wellness, followed by a
The language of workplace wellness – compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burnout
We will also reflect on the influence of team dynamics on workplace wellness.
|Day 4: Sunday 5th April
Milford, Doubtful & Dusky Sound
Find yourself a fabulous vantage point as today we visit Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, and Dusky Sound.
Take the time to reflect on the lessons learnt in the past few days and how they relate to you personally and professionally.
|Day 5: Monday 6th April
Dunedin, New Zealand
|Dunedin, on New Zealand’s South Island, is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Explore Dunedin’s Victorian and Edwardian architecture, get close to rare wildlife and soak up the quirky city vibe.|
|Day 6: Tuesday 7th April
Wellington, New Zealand
|Wellington, situated at the southern end of the North Island, New Zealand offers a great mix of art, culture, history and nature. Enjoy activities like kayaking, stroll the waterfront and a visit Te papa, New Zealand’s national museum while in Wellington.|
|Day 7: Wednesday 8th April
Picton, New Zealand
Picton – The heart of the Marlborough Sounds, this picturesque port town is home to great cafes, restaurants, galleries and speciality shops.
|Day 8: Thursday 9th April
Cruising: At Sea
A Scientific Basis for Enhancing Your Wellness and Performance
Workplace-based wellness strategies will be presented.
|Day 9: Friday 10th April
Cruising: At Sea
Translating Ideas into Action: From Individual to Organisational Wellness
A brainstorming and planning session on how to take what has been learned, and to map out how to implement action at a personal and professional level, including within workplaces.
Evening: Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home.
|Day 10: Saturday 11th April
Arrive, Sydney, Australia
|Disembark – have a safe trip home|
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Make the most of your day in Dunedin, the oldest city in New Zealand. This comprehensive full day itinerary takes you to some of the finest lookouts and must-see places in the city of Dunedin and ventures out to explore remote parts of the Otago Peninsula with its stunning coast, rolling sand dunes and a beautifully architected castle.
The tour will include lunch in the Ballroom of Larnach Castle
Tour Day & Time
Monday 6th April
Enjoy views of the city, the harbour and coast from the most stunning vantage points, including the cable car terminal. Visit the Wellington Botanic Garden, the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings and take a ride on Wellington’s iconic cable car. Enjoy the rugged southern bays and coastline and amazing 360° panoramic views from Mount Victoria lookout.
The tour will conclude with a 3 course lunch on the stunning Wellington Waterfront near Te Papa, New Zealands National Museum.
Tour Day & Time
Tuesday 7th April
The stunning Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and home of the world-renowned sauvignon blanc. This fun filled tour will include cellar door tastings at Framingham Winery, Giesen Winery, Allan Scott Winery followed by a magnificent 3 course lunch which matching wine at the renowned St Claire Winery.
Tour Day & Time
Wednesday 8th April
Education at Sea tours are exclusive to seminar delegates and their guests. Tour participation numbers are limited. Tours are booked through Travel Direct and will not appear on your ship itinerary.
Optional Shore Tour Disclosure:
Optional tours are exclusive to conference delegates and their guests. All tour bookings must be paid in full by the nominated date prior to departure. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or make changes to optional tours without notice. Tour prices are subject to change without notice. In the event the cruise ship is unable to dock or tender at the nominated port we will attempt to offer alternative tour arrangements. However, we can not guarantee full refund of tour costs. We recommend all attendees and their guests obtain travel insurance at the time of booking.
|Cabin Selection||Twin Share per person|
|Inside Cabin||from $1749 per person twin share $75 pp On Board Credit|
|Ocean View Cabin||from $1829 per person twin share $75 pp On Board Credit|
|Balcony Cabin||from $1899 per person twin share $138 pp On Board Credit|
|Conference Attendance Fee||$990|
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What’s included in your Conference Registration?
- An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
- Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
- Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
- An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
- A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
- Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
- A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
- The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
- A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
- A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
- A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
- A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required
Prices are subject to change & availability and include selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $250 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by 2nd January 2020. Air fares and Travel Insurance are available at an extra cost.
Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your cruise conference.
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