Cover image for lecture: How to Go Home Happy!

Lecture Overview

Did I sign that medication chart? Did I do the right thing? Should I call work and check? You are not alone if these doubts filter through your mind on your way home from a long shift! Learn how to feel better satisfied that your work is done and establish clear boundaries between your professional and personal lives - the key ingredients to surviving shiftwork.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively in educating other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems and also substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment, and wonderment.




92 Total Rating(s)

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Jennifer Wallis
14 Mar 2019

Refreshing, helpful, interesting and engaging.

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Anita Foreman
12 Mar 2019

Throughly enjoyed this

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Karen Anne Freeman
11 Mar 2019

Very engaging and some great points/strategies on maintaining a healthy work/personal life

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Rosy Khadka Chhetri
09 Mar 2019

Very engaging n well presented

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Joan McAlpine
08 Mar 2019

Really enjoyable and I so understood Geoff's self reflection

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Lily Hung Chen Hu
06 Mar 2019

Very needed

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Loretta Hegarty
01 Mar 2019

Interesting topic

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Kerry Helwig
27 Feb 2019

Worthwhile to listen to

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Jan Snowdon
27 Feb 2019

Well presented and very helpful as well as encouraging.

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Kathryn Miller
26 Feb 2019

Good presentation with lots of practical suggestions