1017-17: Intersecting Mental Health and Palliative Care: Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Life Limiting Illness

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1017-17: Intersecting Mental Health and Palliative Care: Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Life Limiting Illness

Although individuals diagnosed with a life limiting illness may experience physiological distress, often anxiety, fear and mental suffering are equally debilitating. This presentation will explore pharmacologic and non pharmacologic interventions to help alleviate psychic distress and maximize quality of life when diagnosed with a terminal illness.


Presenter:
  Mark A. Curtis MSN, PMHCNS-BC, ACHPN, LMT

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:
  1 hour 55 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


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

  1. Define Palliative Care and the underuse of mental health expertise when treating individuals with a life limiting illness.
  2. Identify prescribing practices that enhance client understanding, compliance and response to psychotropic medications.
  3. Discuss risks and benefits of psychotropic medication in clients diagnosed with terminal illness.

Keywords:  Life Limiting Illness, Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic 


Continuing Nursing Education:
2.0 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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:00am - 10:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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