The North Coast Allied Health Association will present Allied Health and Self-care: Looking after yourself in the workplace on Tuesday 28 March 2023.
This free online discussion will be hosted by speakers Dr Melissa Black, Clinical Research Lead and Clinical Psychologist from the Black Dog Institute, and Dr Shelly Barlow, Pain Physiotherapist at Ballina Community Health.
Healthcare workers are at an increased risk of burnout due to the demands of the job and – in some cases – working in unsupportive professional environments.
Dr Melissa Black will cover some of the signs and causes of burnout and stress, as well as strategies to manage them both as an individual and an employee or manager (including the free ‘Navigating Burnout’ program produced by the Black Dog Institute). She will then bring these to life in a discussion of case examples and individual experiences.
Dr Shelley Barlow is interested in the subjectivity of the clinician/ health practitioner as they together navigate the clinical encounter. Intersubjectivity affects wellbeing in a number of ways. Positive intersubjective experiences foster a sense of belonging and social connectedness allowing health practitioners to improve their own experiences when working with uncertainty and people with trauma. Shelley will explore how we engage with people in pain and, at the same time, ensure we take care of ourselves as we honour our experience as it emerges in the ‘in-between space’.
If you have an interest or involvement with allied health and self-care, make sure you register to join this Zoom event.