Stress Management and Burnout

7 Night South Pacific Cruise

Quantum of the Seas | Departing Brisbane

28 March – 4 April 2025
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A Conference to Support Wellness for Nurses and
other Health Professionals

Outline
CONFERENCE SYNOPSIS:

Both stress and burnout impact health care workers – this conference explores the key issues surrounding stress and burnout. It provides a Mindfulness workshop to enhance the healthcare workers’ ability to manage stress and explore strategies to strengthen their emotional wellbeing and personal and professional lives.

Stress should be viewed as a process rather than a definitive diagnosis. It occurs when there is an issue between the demands placed upon us and our ability to handle them. How intensely and extensively stress affects an individual largely hinges on their perspective towards a given situation.

Burnout is a work-related stress syndrome resulting from chronic exposure to job stress. The term was introduced in the early 1970s by psychoanalyst Freudenberger and has subsequently been defined by Maslach et al. as consisting of three qualitative dimensions: emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and depersonalization, reduced professional efficacy and personal accomplishment.
Mindfulness is more than a strategy for managing difficult situations. It is a way to cultivate a more balanced relationship with oneself in relation to the realities of life. Mindfulness can better be understood as a way of being and living rather than a tactic or strategy for life.

By providing the opportunity to devote attention to the processes that underlie mindfulness and explore scientific findings related to mindfulness, this training differs from other programs and provides attendees with the tools to enhance their wellbeing.

CPD HOURS: 24

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In this conference you will:

  • Explore what stress is and strategies to manage same
  •  Discuss why workplace stress can lead to burnout
  • Review the consequences of burnout to the individual and the organisation
  • Undertake a mindfulness workshop that will provide strategies to assist manage stress
YOU WILL ALSO LEARN
  • What wellness is and strategies to achieve same in your personal and professional life
  • The impact of shiftwork on health
  • What stress is and its impact on the individual
  • Burnout and the consequences for an individual on their personal and professional life
  • How what we think impacts how we feel which leads to how we behave
  • The issue of suicide in the health professions
  • Key strategies to assist a suicidal person
  • The importance of sleep and how to achieve same in a 24 hour roster environment
  • The latest research on gut health and mental health
  • One deep dive into a specific element of mindfulness per session
  • Integrating information and practice with scientific evidence and insights
  • Detailed explanations covering the reasons for certain practices
  • Small practices that aim to increase the integration of mindfulness into daily life
  • Examining mindfulness in the broader context of life and how we perceive things
  • Understanding the foundation of processes that mindfulness rest upon

Our Presenters:
Sue Walker
SUE WALKER
RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN

Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including the key issues impacting on the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact on the health of the clinician.

Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system. Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their caring nature and commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. Our health care system relies on Nurses to work extra shifts, longer shifts, double shifts. It relies on Nurses and Midwives willingly.

Sue is excited to offer her extensive clinical experience and also create a space for attendees to connect and discuss their experiences and challenges. The learning environment will be
enjoyable and engaging for all participants. 


The Cruise Ship: Quantum of the Seas

There’s only one word that can possibly sum up Quantum of the Seas: WOW! With newly designed staterooms, game-changing technology, groundbreaking event venues, and the best dining ever, Quantum of the Seas delivers nonstop excitement and luxury with every voyage.

Onboard experiences on Quantum of the Seas are second to none. Feeling adventurous? Try the first-ever skydiving simulator at sea, RipCord by iFLY. Experience breathtaking 360-degree views from the North Star, or relax in style at the Vitality spa.

You’ll find plenty onboard to tease your taste buds, like cocktails mixed by robotic bartenders at the Bionic Bar and five courses of gourmet goodness at Chef’s Table. Not to mention family-style favourites at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver and elevated Mediterranean fare at Coastal Kitchen.

Craving some futuristic sounds? Take in an epic fusion of music and innovation at Sonic Odyssey. Or dive into the mysteries of the sea in the spell-binding production, Starwater.


The Program:

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation. A cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience. Education at Sea and The Nurses for Nurses Network combine great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.


The Online Library

The Library has been created so that you have access to some of the Conference content prior to our sail date. The documents, including self-directed activities and webinars, from our Conference Presenter, are provided so that you can create your own conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.


Disclaimer: Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFNN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events

Day 1: 28th March 2025

Departure: 4.30pm, Brisbane

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Brisbane.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

Day 2: 29th March 2025

At Sea

Morning: Self-directed activities

Afternoon: 12.30pm – 5pm

Todays sessions include:

  • Defining Wellness
  • The Impact of Shiftwork on Health
  • The Importance of Sleep
  • Understanding Stress

6pm – 7pm: Optional Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other. Each night conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Day 3: 30th March 2025

At Sea

Morning: 9am to 12.30pm

Todays sessions include:

  • Burnout and the Impact on the Individual
  • Your Belief System
  • Emotional Health and Suicide
  • Gut Health

Afternoon: Self-directed activities

6pm – 7pm: Optional Social Get Together

Day 4: 31st March 2025

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Uninhabited and untouched by modern society, Mystery Island will make you believe it wouldn’t be so bad to be a marooned sailor in an old storybook. You’ll find no electricity, roads or telephones here. A comfortable 30-minute walk will take you on a self-guided tour of the entire island. Only accessible by cruise ship and the nearby inhabitants of Aneityum, you’ll truly get to experience life on a deserted island. Cruise to Mystery Island and explore the white-sand shoreline and its warm waters — go for a snorkel and see an incredible underwater world untouched by human influence.

6pm – 7pm: Optional Social Get Together

Day 5: 1st April 2025

Port Villa, Vanuatu

OPTIONAL TOUR:

Join us on an unforgettable journey in Port Vila, Vanuatu! Our tour will take you to some of the most exciting and picturesque locations in the region.

First, we’ll visit the Vila Central Hospital and learn about healthcare in the South Pacific. You’ll have a unique opportunity to network with our nursing colleagues from Vanuatu and gain insights into their work.

Next, we’ll head to the Blue Lagoon. The gorgeous Blue Lagoon is a must see for visitors to Port Vila, so get your cameras ready for some stunning photos. The crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming and relaxing, so don’t forget your swimwear!

We will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, savoring the flavors of locally sourced food.

Vanuatu is known for having some of the cheapest duty free shopping in the region. We allow enough time to ensure you head home with a bargain!

6pm – 7pm: Optional Social Get Together

Day 6: 2nd April 2025

At Sea

Morning: Self-directed activities

Afternoon: 12.30pm to 5pm

Todays sessions include:

  • Mindfulness Attention and the Now
  • The issue with Automatic Behaviour
  • Judgement
  • Acceptance

6pm – 7pm: Optional Social Get Together

Day 7: 3rd April 2025

At Sea

Morning: 9am to 12.30pm

Todays sessions include:

  • Goals
  • Compassion
  • The Ego
  • Integration

Afternoon: Self-directed activities

6pm – 7pm: Farewell Party

Day 8: 4th April 2025

Brisbane, 6.30am

Disembark – Safe travels!

For information relating to cabin pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email travel@traveldirectaustralia.com.au

Itinerary Disclosure: Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure: Education at Sea, Children’s Nursing Queensland and the Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable we reserve the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours

Vanuatu: Port Vila

Join us on an unforgettable journey in Port Vila, Vanuatu! Our tour will take you to some of the most exciting and picturesque locations in the region.

First, we’ll visit the Vila Central Hospital and learn about healthcare in the South Pacific. You’ll have a unique opportunity to network with our nursing colleagues from Vanuatu and gain insights into their work.

Next, we’ll head to the Blue Lagoon. The gorgeous Blue Lagoon is a must see for visitors to Port Vila, so get your cameras ready for some stunning photos. The crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming and relaxing, so don’t forget your swimwear!

We will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, savoring the flavors of locally sourced food.

Vanuatu is known for having some of the cheapest duty free shopping in the region. We allow enough time to ensure you head home with a bargain!

Tour Price: $160

* Please note proceeds from this tour will go Vila Central Hospital as a donation on behalf of the group


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.

Pricing
Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Interior from $1198 per person twin share 
Ocean View Cabin from $1399 per person twin share  
Balcony Cabin  from $1819 per person twin share 
Single Occupancy Studio Interior Cabin  from $2352        
Conference Attendance Fee $1290 per delegate

**Prices are correct at the time of publication but change regularly so please take these as a guideline until you make a firm booking. Please email enquiries@educationatsea.com.au for the correct costs on the date of enquiry.

What’s included in your Conference Registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in her field & is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, & 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 & network with Conference Convenors & Conference Presenter/s
  • A Conference pack 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) & 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 & Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships & information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference, including the session synopsis & session presenter/s
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

Prices include exclusive conference activities, selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, fees and taxes. Guest price includes all of the above with the exception of the seminar fee. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice.

A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is due at time of booking with the balance payable by 3rd January 2025. Once the final balance is received, any cancellation terms are subject to the amount of notice you give Royal Caribbean International. Any cancellation request made after the final payment date will be subject to an administration fee of $100 per person.

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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