1015-18: Trusted Mental Health Agents of Change Require the Practice of Loving-Kindness to Self and Others

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1015-18:  Trusted Mental Health Agents of Change Require the Practice of Loving-Kindness to Self and Others

Implementing Caring Science (CS) micro-practices improves the nurse’s capacity for innovation by removing barriers caused by stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. A healthy nurse enables individuals and families to achieve full and healthy lives. Participants will be introduced to the theory of CS, heart-centered mindfulness to promote compassion renewal.

  Joseph Giovannoni, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, APRN-RX

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  60 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the theoretical principles of Caring Science literacy. 

Keywords:  Caritas Processes, Loving-kindness, Compassion Renewal

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.0 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:00am - 10:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2022

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