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Are You a Happy Nurse? Self Care Strategies for Nurses

In a time when nurses are being asked to deliver more with fewer resources, burnout is on the rise. Burnout can lead to disengagement which is also known to effect patient care. Nurses must learn to not only look after their own health and wellbeing but also recognise when a colleague is heading towards burnout. Additionally, they need to be equipped with the tools to recover and return to optimal wellbeing once more.

Course Overview

Burnout / Compassion Fatigue impacts the nurse both professionally and personally and has a negative impact on patient care and the organisation in which they are employed. Self-care has a positive impact on the prevention of compassion fatigue and burnout in health professionals.

Education on the early signs of burnout and the encouragement of a personal self-care program is a matter of importance to the nursing profession.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Receive information on Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Gain an awareness of the early signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Gain an understanding of how important Self Care is in preventing Burnout and Self Care
  • Acquire Knowledge on The Five Aspects of Self Care
  • Receive information on key factors from each of The Five Aspects, to help you with your own Self Care

Course Content



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1 hour

Aug 2019

Aug 2019

Oct 2021

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Elaina Mullery

Registered Nurse


Elaina Mullery RN studied nursing at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She spent the first ten years of her career in Scotland before moving to Perth, Australia in 2010. Her clinical experience has been across a variety of settings including Orthopaedic Trauma, Operating Room, Endoscopy, Recovery and Day Surgery. She currently works in PACU.

Elaina has first-hand experience of stress and burnout. It was this experience which led her to develop a passion for personal development. She has a diploma in Mindfulness and Meditation, is a certified hypnotherapist and a certified NLP Practitioner.