Psychological Hazards in Healthcare

Online - Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conference

14 August 2020

Due to COVID-19 and with consideration for the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all attendees, the 2020 Psychological Hazards in Healthcare conference will be held online over four hours. We will have four industry leaders presenting to you as part of this program. These include Dr Kate Blackwood, who will be presenting on understanding management competencies for managing bullying and fostering healthy work in nursing and Dr Amy Zadow, who will be presenting on Psychosocial safety climate.  


Psychological hazards at work have an impact on the mental and or emotional wellbeing of workers, which are impacted by organisational factors. Outcomes of exposure to psychological hazards include but are not limited to stress, fatigue (physical and emotional), and other psychological and physical symptoms.


The nature of the work and healthcare environment can place unique pressure on the psychological health of those in the workplace, with risks including:


  • heavy workload (including overtime) that impacts work-life balance
  • fast-paced work
  • prolonged and repeated exposure to trauma
  • exposure to occupational violence and aggression
  • entrenched bullying or harassment within the workplace
  • organisational culture, where caring for others is prioritised above caring for the carers
  • poor communication or lack of appropriate work support systems 


The ANMF (Vic Branch), Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conference, is a half-day event held online on Friday 14 August 2020.   

The conference is aimed at all levels of nursing, midwifery, carers and other health professionals, the Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conferences attracts four hours CPD required for registration renewal.


CPD: 4 hours 


Don't miss out on the opportunity to come along and connect with other nurses, midwives and carers. Register now!

The purpose of the conference is to explore these critical issues from different approaches. While we will discuss prevention and strategies for dealing with these issues, please note that individual grievances related to workplaces cannot be resolved at this conference.


Questions? Contact us via or call us and ask to speak to the OHS unit on 03 9275 9333. 



Refund policy:

By registering for this conference, you agree to the ANMF (Vic Branch) refund policy:

(a) 10% administrative fee levied on all participants who cancel

(b) 14 days or more notification - full refund (i.e. 90%)

(c) seven days or more notification - 70% refund

(d) less than seven days notification - 25% refund

Questions? Contact the OHS unit via or call us on 03 9275 9333.