2001-19: President's Address: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: The Whole Health Connection

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2001-19: President's Address: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: The Whole Health Connection

Explore the elements of connection that psychiatric-mental health nurses use to create healing relationships. Hear examples of healing connections. Understand the science that backs up the importance of these connections to not only relieve suffering, but create recovery and whole health. Expand your conceptual framework for the role of connections in our work and in our own lives. You will be challenged to think about how we might innovate and advance method to create and support connections for whole health!

Presenter:  Gail R. Stern, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

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


Session Length:
  38 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Explore the elements of connection that psychiatric-mental health nurses use to create healing relationships.

Keywords:  Recovery, Connection, Whole Health, Wellness


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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