1026-17: Integrating Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Address Spiritual Needs

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1026-17: Integrating Care:  An Interdisciplinary Approach to Address Spiritual Needs

Participants will gain new skills for assessing spirituality and providing integrated wholistic care. A nurse/chaplain team will offer theory, evidence, assessment methods, and vignettes. Participants will practice new skills through in-session exercises so that they can return home ready to integrate them into their nursing practice.


Presenters:
  Melissa Elliott, MSN, PMHCNS-BC; Yoshiya Takahashi, M.Div., BCC; Dallas M. Ducar, MSN, CNL

Disclosures:  The presenters 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 20 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Define spiritual distress by listing three symptoms of spiritual struggle as seen on inpatient units.
  2. Conduct a nursing spiritual assessment.
  3. Collaborate with patient to write chaplaincy referral that will prepare both chaplain and patient to use the consultation effectively.

Keywords:  Spirituality, Chaplain, Existential, Inpatient Units, Virginia, Questions, Assessment, Holistic


Continuing Nursing Education:
1.75 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
10:15am - 12:15pm

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

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