2037-16: Institutional Stigma and the United States Military

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Recorded On: 10/20/2016

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2037-16: Institutional Stigma and the United States Military

This session explores the issue of how military service members who seek mental health care are confronted with institutional stigma.  It discusses how nurses can advocate for policy change and promote service members’ ability to seek and receive mental health treatment.

Presenters: Douglas Taylor, BSN, RN-BC; Amy Brzuchalski, RN, MSN; Charles Walker, RN, BSN, CEN

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: 40 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Define institutional stigma within the military culture.
2.  Describe how stigma affects service members’ mental health care and places limitations on career opportunities.
3.  Identify the military APPNs role as an advocate for policy change that reduces military institutional stigma. 

Keywords: Military, Stigma, Policy, Legislation 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
12:15pm - 1:00pm 

Release Date: December 8, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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