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After an exhilarating two days of passion and inspiration at ANMF’s 13th Biennial in Hobart last month, I can now sit back and reflect on what has been yet another successful national conference for the Federation.
Stress. Physical and emotional exhaustion. Irritability. Loss of motivation. Reduced productivity. Detachment. Skipping work. Using food, drugs or alcohol to cope. Burnout is a debilitating condition which research shows is increasingly affecting nurses and midwives. Robert Fedele investigates the rise of burnout and need for key stakeholders charged with managing the workforce and sector to recognise its importance and find solutions.
More than 100 passionate delegates converged in Hobart last month for the ANMF’s 13th Biennial National Conference.
Last month I received my postal survey asking me to respond ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on changing the law to allow same sex marriage. What followed at home was many dinner table conversations with my three children as we watched and listened to the ‘debate’ around human rights for LGBTIQ Australians.