Join our live webinar where we will explore the impact of problematic substance use on nurses and midwives.
Research suggests that nurses and midwives are more susceptible to experiencing a substance related health impairment due to our work and that we are generally reluctant help-seekers. This is largely due to our fear of being stigmatised and judged, along with the potential for reputational damage and our fear of losing our registration and employment.
Fortunately nurses, midwives and students have exclusive access to free, confidential and independent support services which address this challenge. It is designed by nurses and provided by experienced nurse and midwife counsellors.
Glenn Taylor (Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria) and Mark Aitken (Nurse & Midwife Support) will share their knowledge and experience which is based on decades of experience in the profession and in supporting their colleagues throughout Victoria and across Australia in recent years. They will discuss the factors which present greatest risk to our health, how to identify these and how and where to find support to address these important challenges.
Our anchor for this event is Dr Adam Searby. As well as being DANA’s president, Adam is a lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne. He will speak to a survey that he is undertaking with Deakin University and in conjunction with the Victorian Nurse and Midwife Health Program exploring stress and alcohol consumption among Australian nurses.