Stop and Reset: The Importance of Identifying and Managing Burnout in Healthcare Workforce

14 Nov 2023Healthcare
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Stop and Reset: The Importance of Identifying and Managing Burnout in Healthcare Workforce

Stop and Reset: The Importance of Identifying and Managing Burnout in Healthcare Workforce

14 Nov 2023Healthcare
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  • Abiola Akinbiyi
    Abiola Akinbiyi
    Director at NWMPHN & Board Director, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria
    Abiola (Abi) Akinbiyi is an award-winning Healthcare Professional and Community leader with a special interest in gerontology and mental health. With a career spanning over two decades in different healthcare settings, she is passionate about educating, training, and empowering people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to pursue successful careers and provide culturally appropriate care in nursing, mental health, and aged care. In the realm of aged care, Mental Health, and healthcare services, her work and approach emphasize a holistic and person-centred- model that prioritizes compassion, dignity, a safe workplace, and quality of life. Her research and advocacy have played a pivotal role in shaping policies and practices to address the unique challenges faced by the aging population and healthcare workforce. Abiola is a lifelong learner with undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Nursing, Gerontology, Mental health, Mathematics, and information system. Abi began her career in aged care as a Personal Care Attendant and a nurse before leading clinical education for some of Australia’s most prominent residential and community aged care providers. Her profound impact extends to mentorship, where she dedicated herself to nurturing the next generation of compassionate and highly skilled nurses. Through her mentorship program, Abi has empowered many nurses, students, allied health professionals, and other profession, fostering leadership in young women with a culture of excellence and compassion in the community. She established Changepreneurs, a non-for-profit organization that focus on mentoring young women of colour to achieve their career goals and aspire to leadership. Abiola is a recipient of many awards, and she sits on many boards, including the Northwestern Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) , Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV), as well as being a Commissioner on the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

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