Why Burnout Matters
Where: JCU Cairns, Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield
Building D3 - The Cairns Institute
James Cook University, School of Dentistry warmly invites you to an informative educational evening for Health Care Professionals.
Burnout is dangerous. It is dangerous because of the way that it makes us feel, and as it is linked with dentolegal risk it can be dangerous for our patients. This is because it impacts on the quality of care we provide, increases the likelihood of making a mistake, and because when we are not the best version of ourselves, our communication with our patients can be impaired. Increasing the resilience of clinicians, teams and organisations maximises the chances of optimum patient outcomes, reduces dentolegal risk and allows them to continue to practice safely and enjoy clinical practice, despite increasing demands.
Drawing on a wide range of expertise, research and experience, this lecture will explore:
- How to identify burnout in ourselves and others
- Why burnout is important when considering patient safety
- Barriers to achieving this
- Some things you can implement tomorrow to reduce your likelihood of burning out, making you a safer and happier practitioner
About the Presenter
Dr Annalene Weston – Dentolegal Consultant, BDS MHL FACD FPFA FICD
Dr Annalene Weston completed her undergraduate dental degree and vocational training in the UK and worked in NHS and private dentistry before immigrating to Australia. She has worked across three Australian states, in both private and public dentistry, and gained her Masters in Health Law at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Law in 2008.
Annalene was awarded a Fellowship to the American College of Dentistry in 2016 and a Fellowship to the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2019 in recognition of her strong work in ethics and collegiate support. She became a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry in 2020. Annalene works part-time in a suburban dental practice.
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