2032-18: First Responders' Perceived Barriers to Help-seeking

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2032-18: First Responders' Perceived Barriers to Help-seeking

This study explored first responders’ perceptions of mental health, including barriers and facilitators to help-seeking. In collaboration with community partners, we conducted interviews with 28 firefighters and EMT/paramedics. Study findings will be used to guide development of a mental health service model that first responders will be willing to use.

  Sara L. Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

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:
  36 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Increase awareness of barriers that prevent first responders from access to mental health services.

Keywords:  First Responders, PTSD, Suicide, Research

Continuing Nursing Education:
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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:15pm - 1:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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