THE NEXT BIG SHIFT IN THE WAY NURSING SERVICES ARE DELIVERED: Trauma and Violence Informed Healthcare

7 Night South Pacific Cruise

Quantum of the Seas | Departing Brisbane

28 March – 4 April 2025
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Trust, Respect, Acceptance, Understanding, Meaning, Autonomy – Isn’t that what we all want?

Outline
CONFERENCE SYNOPSIS:

The impact of trauma on people’s lives is all over social media at the present moment.

In this conference, you will learn about trauma and violence-informed care that has been gaining prominence since the 1990s as a framework for working with and relating to people who have experienced negative consequences after exposure to dangerous experiences. Such experiences include and are not limited to child adverse experiences (CAE), accidents, war, displacement, incarceration, domestic violence, workplace bullying, and, for some, living through life-threatening illness and psychotic episodes.

In each session, you will explore and discuss content that will assist you in dealing with and managing the anxiety, fear, anger and shame of patients you find yourself providing care to.
You will get to experience several models of care, which, when explained, “make sense of” your interactions with other people – patients and colleagues! The presenters will demonstrate different “easy to integrate” interventions you can use wherever you nurse.

Your presenters, Wendy & Colleen, have over 60 years of experience working in mental health and providing care to individuals who have experienced a broad range of trauma and violence. They integrate compassion, respect, reflection and stories into their presentations.

Patients have an increasing expectation that healthcare professionals will be trauma-informed. How informed are you?

CPD HOURS: 24

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In this conference you will:

  • Explore the importance of Trauma Informed Care in all areas of health care delivery
  • Discuss models which can assist us understand the dynamics in the relationship between nurses collegially and with patients
  • Review the clinical guidelines which support trauma informed care
  • Investigate appropriate interventions which demonstrate provision of care which is trauma-informed
YOU WILL ALSO LEARN
  • Trauma – what does it mean for individuals, societies, global citizens
  • Principles of trauma informed care
  • Integrating trauma informed care into individual, team and organisational practice
  • Link between trauma and chronic medical conditions, mental illness and substance use
  • Your safety when working with patients in a trauma informed framework
  • Patient safety
  • Your duty of care to self
  • Why understanding the Limbic System is so important in the treatment process
  • The Window of Tolerance – what it is and why it is so important
  • Transference and where that fits in the therapeutic relationship
  • Parent Adult Child Model
  • The Third Space framework
  • Drama Triangle
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy
  • Focal conflict model
  • The importance of breathing
  • Chemicals and hormones in trauma
  • Professional boundaries – you’ll be surprised what you don’t know
  • The Four C’s of Boundaries – Context, Consistency, Congruence and Categories of Concern
  • Strategies and interventions (through demonstrations) of using trauma informed skills

Our Presenters:
DR WENDY MCINTOSH, RGN, RMHN, GRAD. DIP MH, MN, CERT IV WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT & TRAINING, GROUP LEADERSHIP CERT, MRCNA, MANZCMHN, AANZPA

Wendy has over 30 years of experience as a health professional (clinical, education, and research), twenty-five of those years in mental health. Areas of specific interest and passion for Wendy include professional supervision, professional boundaries, professional identity, links between childhood trauma and mental illness, and workplace bullying.

Wendy has over 20 years of experience as a psychodrama trainee – lifelong learning. She is committed to using experiential learning in the work she does with individuals and groups.

Wendy maintains a full diary of workshops throughout Australia and London UK and consistently receives feedback on her passion, knowledge, and creativity as a presenter and facilitator.

Wendy is continually integrating learning and insights she gains from the work she does within professional boundaries. She has developed internet training tools and education packages for individuals/organisations and delivers webinars for organisations.

With the assistance of six podcast episodes titled ‘Professional Boundaries’, Wendy is exploring and guiding listeners on their own personal and reflective journey through boundaries.

Further podcasts are currently in production.

COLLEEN RIED

Most of my professional nursing career was spent in adult mental health in public and private mental health hospitals and community settings. I managed a mental health special care unit for many years. The last five years of my professional life was spent teaching in the Diploma of Nursing TAFE.

I have now retired and like many of my fellow Nurses – there came a time when it was right to do so. So now there is a little more time to reflect and read many of those articles that sat waiting for the elusive spare time. There have been many changes in our practice since I commenced training in 1974 (psychiatric then general and obstetrics) and our narrative about who we are and what we do has often been revised.

Whether in my clinical roles, in hospital or community settings or in my teaching roles our story and how this interacts with clinical practice has been both fascinating and frustrating. And fabulous and funny. Want to hear a good story?…ask a Nurse.”


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: 8am to 12.30pm

Todays sessions include:

  • Introduction to Trauma
  • Model Transference
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Childhood Adverse Events and the Link to Chronic Medical Conditions, Mental Illness and Substance Use

Afternoon: Self-directed activities

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: Self-directed activities

Afternoon: 12.30pm to 5pm

Todays sessions include:

  • The Limbic System: A Different Approach to Calming Patients
  • Why the Vagus Nerve is Known as the Self-care Nerve
  • Those Essential Hormones and Chemicals: Cortisol, Serotonin, Adrenaline, GABA
  • The Power of Written Reflection for Self and as an Intervention with Patients

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: 8am to 12.30pm

Todays sessions include:

  • Let’s Explore the Learning & Insights Gained so Far
  • The Importance of Establishing and Maintaining Boundaries in Trauma Informed Care
  • Let’s Explore the Language of Professional Boundaries
  • Trauma-informed Care in your Practice

Afternoon: Self-directed activities

6pm – 7pm: Optional Social Get Together

Day 7: 3rd April 2025

At Sea

Morning: Self-directed activities

Afternoon: 12.30pm to 5pm

Todays sessions include:

  • Implementing a Trauma-informed Process
  • Welcome Back to PAC, Drama Triangle and Transference
  • Professional Boundary Strategies
  • Bringing it all Together

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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