2037-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Research

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2037-19:  Cyberbullying: Determining the Prevalence and Impact of Bullying and Cyberbullying as a Contributing Factor in Patients Who Have Been Admitted Into an Inpatient Facility  |  Gardening on a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit: Cultivating Recovery

Mini concurrent sessions are presented live as two 20-minute presentations plus Q&A. Below they are offered as individual audio recordings.

Cyberbullying: Determining the Prevalence and Impact of Bullying and Cyberbullying as a Contributing Factor in Patients Who Have Been Admitted Into an Inpatient Facility
This presentation presents the results of bullying/cyberbullying surveys collected through a change in the standard of care. By understanding the impacts of bullying/cyberbullying in our patient population, we are able to design and target programming/nursing interventions to address these issues.
Presenters:  Kelley Kardys, BSN RN-C; Rachel Pfafman, MPH; Connie Kerrigan, MSN

Gardening on a Psychiatric Inpatient Unit: Cultivating Recovery
In their own words, psychiatric inpatients described four main benefits of participating in a structured gardening group: motivations, experiences, reflections, and recommendations. The gardening experience provided exposure to natural sensory stimulation, a positive contrast to the sterile hospital environment that allowed temporary distraction from unpleasant thoughts and motivation for recovery.
Presenters:  Huibrie Pieters, PhD, DPhil, RN; Leilanie Ayala, MSN, PMHCNS-NP, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters 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:  37 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Identify links between cyberbullying and youth mental health inpatient admissions.
  2. Explain the therapeutic benefits of gardening for psychiatric patients admitted in an acute care setting.

Keywords:  Cyberbullying, Inpatient Admissions, Youth Mental Health, Garden Therapy, Inpatient Psychiatry, Therapeutic Horticulture

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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