Looking after #1: Resilient Self-Care for Remote Health Professionals
Centre for Remote Health

About the short course
Remote health professionals face unique challenges. Despite how rewarding and fulfilling their work can be, they often work in geographical, professional, and social isolation as well as in cross-cultural contexts.

Reducing burn-out and improving professional satisfaction through enhanced resilient self-care practices may be a key to improving the enduring problem of retention of high quality remote health professionals and improving remote health care.

This innovative, experiential, and evidence-based workshop which is based on a robust theory of self-regulation offers participants an opportunity to re-think self-care by proposing that conflicting individual goals are central to the experience of stress and burnout.

In a series of self-regulated interactive exercises and discussions, workshop participants will learn about  the theory of self-regulation through engaging activities; identify important individual goals; and develop effective plans to achieve greater goal clarity leading to enhanced personal and professional satisfaction and resilience.

Learning Outcomes
The workshop will provide participants with opportunities to:

  • Clarify what resilient self-care means to them;
  • Learn about a model of self-regulated functioning and its implications for resilient self-care;
  • Identify barriers to effective resilient self-care; and
  • Develop a plan for robust and sustainable self-care.


Format

The workshop includes a participant workbook accompanied by a powerpoint presentation including youtube vignettes. The format is activity based incorporating individual reflections as well as small group and whole group discussions.

What participants say about this workshop
Very relevant; interactive and thought provoking; Delivered in an interesting and instructive way; Made me feel motivated to have better self-care

Facilitator
Professor Tim Carey

Course Dates
Alice Springs
Fri 3 March 2017: 8:30am - 12:30pm
Fri 9 June 2017: 9:00am - 3:00pm Course Cancelled

Further dates to be advised

Cost

$275

Flyer and Registration Form
pdf Looking After #1: Resilient Self-Care for Remote Health Professionals (202 KB)
pdf Short Course Registration Form (435 KB)

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